Floral Embroidered Zipper Pouch

DIY Flower Embroidered Zipper Pouch


I’m kind of addicted to making zipper pouches! They are so great for keeping things organized and you can make so many different varieties.

This sweet little DIY Embroidered Zipper Pouch is so fun to sew up and it would make a great gift too! Or you could buy your friend a Starbucks card and keep your cute zipper pouch. I won’t tell on you. ;)

Linen and polkadot zipper pouch

Our bag is all decorated with a little embroidered flower garden. If you haven’t done embroidery before, I have some great basic stitch tutorials you can check out. I promise anyone can do this!

DIY Zipper Pouch with Embroidery

Cute DIY Zipper Pouch

Are you ready to get started? Here’s your materials list:

  • Top Outer fabric: 2 pieces 10″ x 6″
  • Bottom Outer fabric: 2 pieces 10″ x 5″
  • Lining fabric: 2 pieces 10″ x 10″
  • Fusible Fleece: 2 pieces 10″ x 10″
  • 9″ zipper
  • DMC Embroidery Floss: white, 597, 666, 761, 992, 3820, 3832
  • Embroidery Needle and Embroidery Hoop
  • Gold Jump Ring
  • Floral Embroidery Pattern
  • Coordinating thread, plus sewing machine, scissors and marking pen

Begin by sewing each of the top outer pieces to a bottom outer piece, so the print is on top and the linen is on bottom. Use a 1/2″ seam allowance and press the seam open.

Sew top and bottom together

Trace your embroidery design onto the fabric so it overlaps the linen just a bit, 2″ from the right side of the fabric.

Embroidery marking pen on fabric

Stitch the design according to the pattern.

floral embroidery

Once you’ve finished your embroidery, remove it from the hoop and press the piece. Remove any visible marking pen as well. Press the wrong sides of the front and back outer pieces to the fusible fleece.

Lay the front outer piece of the zipper pouch down face up. Lay the zipper face down along the top edge of the piece. Layer the lining piece face down over this, lining up the top edges. Sew along the top of edge of all three items, using a zipper foot.

sewing zipper to fabric

Open up the pieces and fold the lining back so the wrong sides of the pieces are together. Line the remaining back outer piece and lining up with the other side of the zipper. You’ll want to make sure the right sides of the lining are facing each other and the right sides of the outer fabrics are facing each other. Sew the fabrics to the other side of the zipper.

sewing other side of zipper

Open up the fabrics and press away from the zipper.

Zipper in zipper pouch

Fold the front of the lining pieces together so the right sides are facing each other and do the same with the lining, to make a large rectangle with the zipper in the center. Open up the zipper a few inches. Sew around all four sides, leaving an opening in the bottom of the lining piece for turning the fabric right side out.

Sewing zipper pouch front and lining

Clip all four corners.

To make the box edges of the bottom, take one corner and fold it into a triangle with the corner at the top and the side seam meeting up with the bottom seam. Measure down from the point 1 1/2″ and draw a line. Sew across this line.

Sewing corner of pouch

Repeat for all four corners. Trim off just below the seam. Turn the pouch right side out and hand sew the opening in the lining closed. Tuck the lining into the pouch and press.

turn pouch right side out

Make a small tassel from one of the embroidery floss colors and add it to a jump ring. I have a super easy tutorial for mini tassels here.

Mini Tassel Zipper Pull

Add the jump ring to the zipper pull and close the ring. Now you’ve finished off your cute embroidered zipper pouch!

Zipper Pull Tassel

I love how the lining looks when you open the bag. You could use a laminated lining too if you want – then it would be great for makeup!

Embroidered Zipper Pouch with Pink Lining

Embroidery on linen zipper pouch

Flower Embroidered Zipper Pouch

I hope you give it a try!

Here are a few more fun projects you might like!

Kate Spade Inspired Key Fobs - these are so cute and look so easy to make!

Vintage Style Cross Stitch Chair

Francine the Floral Fox Embroidery Pattern




  • Reply January 4, 2016

    Becki Fisher

    Definitely on my To-do list. Getting back into embroidery after a long hiatus. Love your designs and this tutorial is well done. Thanks for sharing !

  • Reply January 4, 2016

    Linda @ Sewing Shop

    I also love zipper pouches. This one is really nice and your embroidered flowers are very pretty! Thanks for the pattern and tutorial!

  • Reply January 5, 2016


    Love your zipper pouch looks awesome. I use zipper pouches as a handbag inside a handbag, I put all my bits like chapsticks, tissues etc inside them instead of loose in my bag.

  • Reply January 10, 2016


    Wow, Bev, you are so GOOD! Just love the little embroidery on the pouch, and the colors are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday! And noticed that quilting square taped to the wall in your cross stitch chair photo, I actually have about ten of those that I picked up at the flea market like 20 years ago and still haven’t figured out what to do with them! They’re a bit brown, so i guess at some point I should really wash them. And now you’ve inspired me to get them out and at least share them! Thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, great to reconnect in 2016!

  • Reply January 12, 2016


    Beautiful! Love the Embroidery. Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Would love it if you would share this or any other posts with my readers at Brag About It link party – a Tuesday link party that starts Monday at Midnight. Hope to see you there!

  • Reply January 13, 2016


    Absolutely love this, the colours are lovely and vibrant! Thank you for sharing with OMHG Wonderful Wednesday Link Party.. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove x

  • Reply January 14, 2016

    Sadie Seasongoods

    Just beautiful!! You are a gifted artist, my friend. :)

  • Reply January 15, 2016


    I love to make little purses too, they’re useful for so many things! Your embroidery is beautiful, did it take you very long to do?

    • January 15, 2016


      Thanks Anna! The embroidery on this piece was pretty quick – I think it took me about an hour and half. Perfect for doing during a movie! :)
      Let me know if you have any other questions.

    • January 18, 2016


      Thanks Anna! This wasn’t too long – I don’t remember exactly but maybe about 2 hours? :)

  • Reply January 15, 2016


    This is soooooo cute! I’ve sworn off sewing because I’m that horrible at it, but this kinda makes me want to try one more time. LOVE!

    • January 18, 2016


      What a sweet comment Sam! I’m so glad you liked it. If you decide to make it and need any help, feel free to email me!! :)

  • Reply January 17, 2016


    Oh my gosh, I LOVE them ALL! I think I might have to dust off my sewing machine! Very inspiring! Thanks for linking up to us on Throwback Thursday and we’ll be pinning to our board! Be sure to visit us there and I can’t wait to see what you’ll be bringing next week.

  • Hey, Bev! Just wanted to let you know that we loved your Floral Embroidered Zipper Pouch so much when you shared it at the #HomeMattersParty last week, we’ve FEATURED it THIS WEEK! Hope you can check it out when you get a sec! Happy Friday!!! http://lifewithlorelai.com/2016/01/21/home-matters-linky-party-70/

    Life With Lorelai / Home Matters Linky Party

  • Reply January 23, 2016


    Super cute pouch! Congrats on your #HomeMattersParty feature.

  • Reply January 23, 2016


    What beautiful work!! I love making things that are personal. So glad I saw this at the #HomeMattersParty

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