Vinyl Zip Pouch

I used cotton and steel backing to sewing this fun vinyl zip pouch with a clear front!
I keep seeing these adorable pouches with clear vinyl all over pinterest and instagram. This fabric was so perfect for the pouch, and I love it!


  • Zipper (I used a 7″ zipper, but it was definitely too short to work well)
  • 2 strips of 1.5″ fabric for sewing the zipper. These need to be as long as the zipper….
  • 2.5″ binding fabric
  • Front and Back piece in the full size you want the pouch
  • Interfacing
  • Vinyl piece: full size less the zipper portion (or you can make it the full size and trim down later)

I read over this tutorial before working on my pouch.

Step 1: preparing the zipper

Press a 1/4″ seam on the two strips used for the zipper

Vinyl Zip Pouch tutorial, preparing the zipper

The zipper can be visible in this project, so you don’t need to do the normal zipper install process. I just used a 1/4″ seam along the edge of the zipper – right sides together.

Vinyl Zip Pouch tutorial, preparing the zipper

Step 2: attaching zipper to vinyl

The vinyl will stick to the feed dogs, so you can use tissue paper layered under the vinyl piece and sew through it as if it were normal fabric…. You can tear the tissue paper off, and you’ll never see it!

Then I used a 1/4″ seam to attach the zipper! When using pins, remember to keep the pin in the seam allowance so the holes don’t through in the pouch.

Vinyl Zip Pouch using tissue paper to attach the vinyl

Adding a topstitch to the edge of the zipper and the vinyl piece…

Vinyl Zip Pouch tutorial, preparing the zipper

So pretty!

Vinyl Zip Pouch adding white top stitching

Step 3: add interfacing

I figured this out, because I didn’t do it on my first pouch…. the backing needs a little stabilizer to feel professional and not handmade. Add the stabilizer between the two layers 🙂

Step 4: trim the zipper

Vinyl Zip Pouch trimming the zipper to the width of the pouch

This was the part that was a problem, because the zipper was too short. You don’t want the endings in the pouch, and you risk hitting it with your machine…

Step 5: binding

Line up all the layers and bind like a normal quilt!

Vinyl Zip Pouch binding like a normal quilt

And you’re done!

So cute!! And perfect for some craft supplies!

Vinyl Zip Pouch tutorial... clear front shows all the supplies !

Also, I’m still not very good at binding…. practice makes perfect!