Fully lined zippered pouches

Just a quick little gift I whipped up this weekend.

I followed the Splityarn tutorial (minus the wristlet bit), and the process was very straightforward. There was a tiny bit of interpretation involved, but unless this is your very first sewing project, I think the concept and execution is quite simple.

I used fabrics and zippers from the stash – couldn’t even tell you where or when I got them. The outer fabric is all the same, but the linings are different. I had 7, 8, and 9 inch zippers, and I made the pouches 8, 9, and 10 inches across, accordingly. They can nest inside one another, but it’s a tight squeeze. Fortunately, that wasn’t my intent. If I wanted nesting pouches, I’d make each one 2″ larger than the next.

Quick, easy gift for someone who will appreciate a handmade item – success!


22 thoughts on “Fully lined zippered pouches

  1. flak

    Thank you for the link, these are fabulous! I bought a whole bunch of fat quarters on etsy with the idea that I’d make some of those triangle sock project bags. But, i bought the wrong kind of zippers. Now, I have something to use up those zippers!

  2. Karen B.

    How awfully clever! You’re right. They would make a thoughtful gift. That reminds me. I’ve got some fat quarters from purlsoho…

  3. Anne

    I love making my own stuff. I am in the process of creating a needle(DPN) roll and have made project bags of various sizes. And, they are all mine!

  4. Super Betty

    I love how they look similar from the outside, then BAM! Surprise, the linings are all different! I will have to take a look at that pattern myself 🙂

  5. Storm


    I love the zippered bags; such a great use of scrap material. Thanks for the idea and directions.

    However, I am mostly posting to tell you that I have enjoyed your blog immensely. I stumbled on it quite a while ago; it was the first “blog” I’d ever seen/read and I fell in love with its/your name. How could I resist someone called “Grumperina” who goes to local yarn shops and Home Depot?!?! Reading back entries has entertained me, motivated me, and gotten me through some pretty depressing moments. Thank you!

  6. dynnamae

    I love those pretty bags. I have enjoyed your blog for a couple years or more. Thanks for sharing all your great projects with us.

  7. Abby C.

    Hmm…I need some zippered makeup bags for an upcoming trip…maybe I should just dig through my fabric stash. Lord knows I have some fabric and zippers.

  8. Mari

    I love the fact that they are three and that they fit inside one another. If you just give away one you always feel the urge to put something inside it so that it doesn’t feel too small of a gift, but with three they are plenty!

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