Today’s DIY is a upcycled triangle zipper pouch (with lining). It is made mostly the same way as a standard zipper pouch except for making a triangle, so it is relatively easy to make.
I recommended using it to put candy inside and make it for a present for someone. After eating the candy, you can use it as a zipper pouch. Also, it is nice to put lip balm, hair accessories, or other accessories inside.
The 2 pieces of fabric for the exterior are 14cm x 14cm. (Seam allowances are included, interfacing to be attached)
Fusible interfacing gives the fabric firmness, and helps to keep the shape of pouch.
The 2 pieces of fabric for the lining are 14cm x 14cm. (Seam allowances are included)
1 piece of tape or ribbon is needed for the tabs. (size 1cm x 6cm)
11cm zipper is 1 piece. Here, a nylon coil (plastic flat knit) zipper is used.
How to sew the zipper (install the zipper)
1. Sew the exterior fabric and zipper with right side together. (the front sides of the fabric lined up with each other.) When sewing, use a needle to hold the zipper in place to prevent it from shifting. This will make it easier to sew.
2. Then sew the exterior and lining with right side together.
Unlike metal fasteners, nylon coil zippers (flat knit fasteners) are thin and soft, making it easier to adjust their length. The linked article explains how to cut the zipper with scissors to make it shorter, and how to attach a nylon coil zipper.
3. Fold the fabrics, and iron. Then stitch the edge.
4. Baste the exterior fabric and tab (fold in half) together. (The “stop” keeps the zipper’s slider in place； the top side is called the “top stops” and bottom side is called the “bottom stop”.)
5. Sew the other side of zipper in the same way.
6. Layer the exterior and lining fabrics each other, then sew the bottom part of the fabric together.
7. Press seam allowances open.
How to make the triangle zipper pouch
1. Overlap the exterior and lining of the zipper’s bottom stop side. Then sew them together.
2. Cut off extra seams.
3. Layer the fabrics with right side, and sew the top stops side of zipper. (Leaving 5cm opening for turning.)
The part with the zipper became thick, so be careful when you sew.
4. Cut off extra seams.
5. Press seam allowances open, and turn inside out.
6. Sew the edge shut. Your upcycled triangle zipper pouch is complete.
Following is the video for how-to.