January 8, 2012

Zipper Pouch Tutorial AND 15% off coupon code for Zippers!

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Zipper pouches are my new favorite thing to sew lately, but as much as I love to make them they were getting a bit costly. With zippers  costing around $1.99 EACH at Joann's I began looking for a more cost effective method for making these zipper pouches that I love.
I found what I was looking for at the  Etsy shop Zipit! This is the cheapest place to buy zippers I have ever seen! The selection of colors is truly amazing! I recently purchased 100 zippers from this shop for only $35 including shipping! And I was able to mix and match from 46 different colors! I can't even truly explain my excitement when I found Zipit. I will probably be making zipper pouches every day now!

On top of this being an incredible deal, the shop owner, Jennie, could not be any nicer! When I messaged her after I placed my order to tell her the colors I would like I mentioned that I was so happy to find her shop. She offered to make a 15% off coupon code for me and my readers! I would strongly suggest buying your zippers from Zipit if you like making zipper pouches as much as I do! My zippers were in the mail on the way to me the very next morning. I went from paying $1.99 each for zippers to paying $0.35 each!

The coupon code for 15% your order at Zipit is : coldhandswarmheart

Jennie's generous offering of 15% off inspired me to create a Zipper Pouch Tutorial for you guys as well!

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and let me know if you have any questions!


Also, this exact zipper pouch will be available for purchase on my Etsy shop soon! 


  1. I usually spend hours on the net reading blogs on various subjects. And, I really would like to praise you for writing such a fabulous article. I honestly believe there is a skill to writing articles that only very few posses and yes you got it. This is really informative and I will for sure refer my friends the same. Thanks......

  2. Thank you so much for the kind words! I really appreciate it, especially because you are the first person to compliment on my blog!


  3. I too enjoyed this, simple yet informative!

  4. Caroline- I love your blog and am trying to make this pouch.. I can't find 8" zippers, so have used 9" which are too long for the pouch, Next pouch I will change the size to 8x4(?),is that correct? Next, where can I buy the fob hardware? Thansks, Caroline. Cindy

  5. Hi CIndy, I'm glad you are enjoying the blog! Yes, for the issue of the zipper being too long you can either adjust the length of the fabric to 8" (which will result in a longer, narrower bag). Or you can actually just trim the zipper a little. Scissors will cut through a zipper easily and all you are going to have to do is make sure when you are sewing the bag together (in the step where you sew around the exterior and leave the hole for turning) just make sure you sew a few times over the zipper to make sure it stays together. I usually like to cut the zipper from the end where the zipper pull is when the zipper is closed (I hope that makes sense, if it doesn't make sense let me know and I can send you a picture of what I mean). When I purchased zippers from ZipIt I bought a large quantity of 8" zippers and then if I am making something a little smaller than that size I just cut my zipper to the length that I need. For the key fob hardware, I bought mine from Amazon. Here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/50-1-25-Chain-Wristlet-Hardware-KeyRing/dp/B003WXTR92/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328886323&sr=8-1

    Hope that helps! Good luck! Let me know if you have any more questions :)

  6. Hey Caroline! Thanks for the info about snipping down zipper lengths. I wanted to take advantage of the Zipit discount but then I panicked about having to pick just one length for my bulk order! So given your little tip, I'll just order them in the longest length I may want and snip away as needed!
    Thanks! (and thanks for the zipper hook up!!)
    Vicki H

  7. Hi Caroline - thanks for this post! I'm new to sewing and have already completed a few projects. This will be my next one!

    When I clicked on the link above (for the pdf of the project), it didn't seem like the link was active/working.

    Please help me out if you can!