Pocket Organizer With Zipper

For a perfect place to store small sewing tools or supplies, create this Pocket Organizer with Zipper from Coats and Clark. It's not only an easy sewing project, it's a handy accessory to have on hand. Make several to give away as gifts! This DIY bag can be rolled up to fit in your purse or luggage for a trip. You could even add a strap to it for a small bag to hold only your necessities like your keys, cash, lipstick, hand lotion, and anything else that's small. 

Pocket Organizer With Zipper


  • Coats Fashion Zipper, 7” Closed
  • End, F24A
  • Dual Duty XP general purpose
  • thread
  • Solid Fabric- fat quarter
  • Print Fabric- fat quarter

Cutting instructions:

  • Cut 3 rectangles from the print
  • fabric in these sizes:
  • 2 ½” x 8”- top front
  • 7 ½” x 8”- lower front
  • 10” x 8”- back

From the solid fabric cut:

  • 7 ½” x 8” pocket


  1. Press ¼” to the wrong side on one of the long sides of the pocket piece. Fold 1” to the wrong side. Press in place. Topstitch pocket 1” from top folded edge.
  2. Draw a line with chalk down the middle of the pocket.

    Pocket Organizer With Zipper
  3. Place pocket right side up on the front lower piece of the fabric, aligning raw edges. Pin in place.
  4. Machine-baste around the pocket ¼” from the edge of the fabric. Return machine to a normal stitch length. Stitch the marked line on the pocket, backstitching and the beginning and end of line.

    Pocket Organizer With Zipper
  5. Press 1/2” to wrong side on one of the long sides of the top front and the long edge opposite the pocket on the lower front piece.

    Pocket Organizer With Zipper
  6. Place the folded edge of the top piece beside the zipper, ¼” from the zipper teeth. Pin. Using the zipper foot, stitch along the folded edge. Repeat for the other side of the zipper with the lower front.

    Pocket Organizer With Zipper
  7. Unzip the zipper several inches. Pin the front and back wrong sides together. Stitch around all four sides using a ½ seam allowance. Clip corners diagonally.
  8. Pocket Organizer With Zipper

  9. Turn to the right side through the zipper opening. Press.



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Nice easy to make zipper pouch. I overcast stitched all of the raw edges before assembly since the seam allowances are visible since the pouch is unlined.


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