Making Zippered Pouches the Easy Way by Lisa Pridgen

Instructions for one zippered pouch can be easily modified to make zippered bags of any size. Your fabric and embellishment choices are endless. Once you make the first one, you’ll want to make more. You are welcome to bring supplies to make more than one zippered pouch in class.

CLASS Preparation: none


  • Sewing machine, general sewing supplies including Wonder clips or pins
  • Rotary cutter/ruler
  • Coordinating thread
  • Zipper foot (optional)
  • Embellishments (optional) buttons, lace, ribbon, rick-rack.
  • Two 9″ x 12″ pieces each of Outer Fabric, Lining Fabric
  • Two 9″ x 12″ of Fusible fleece or batting
  • 14″ polyester zipper

KIT FEE: Optional – purchase a kit of fabrics, fleece, and zipper for $8. Bring a neutral colored thread. An assortment of top-stitching thread will be available for your use.

Lisa Pridgen
CRS Member

Lisa Pridgen is a lifelong crafter and seamstress. Today, Lisa completes close to a dozen quilts a year, along with countless smaller craft and sewing projects. Professionally, for the last 12 years, Lisa has been a real estate broker with Remax. She and her husband have raised two wonderful children on their urban, mini farm in Portland’s Garden Home neighborhood, where she has plenty of room to indulge her passions for growing dahlias, vegetable gardening, and raising a flock of backyard chickens.