March 6th, 2013

Triple Zip Pouch

by Julie Hirt

A big thanks to a Quilter’s Table for this kick ass tutorial.  Seriously.  I have no idea how she figured this out. It’s mind boggling how it’s built until you hit that “a-ha!” moment. Then it all makes sense.  I did get a little stuck at the end but Marci Girl Designs has great pics for the last step and shows you how to make it all work.

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Can you see the little bead on the top zipper?  My past interest in jewelry is working out for zipper pulls!

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The interior pockets play fabric peek-a-boo. That’s what makes this design so much fun to me.  There is a Triple Zip Along group over at Flickr that shows a great variety of fabric combinations.

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Last Saturday I received some fabric in the mail (happy, happy, joy, joy) and was literally sewing within minutes. I had this tutorial bookmarked for a little while and was just waiting for the right fabric combo. Good thing my zipper order arrived last week as well!  Zipit has lightning fast shipping and a great assortment of zipper colors.

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I love how you cut all all these different size squares and end up with a great little pouch. It’s also lined with fusible fleece so the pouch is not flimsy and has a quilted feel to it.

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The Echino deer and dots fabric is one of my favorite prints ever.  Although, I probably say that a few times a week about different prints.

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If you’ve been on the fence about making this pattern or haven’t seen it yet – give it a go!  It comes together quickly and I’ll definitely make another.



  • Madrona Road by Violet Craft – Herringbone in Pink
  • Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander – Crosshatch in Black
  • Echino by Etsuko Furuya – Deer in Glasses Pink
  • Sophie by Chez Moi – Petal in Pink


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18 Responses to “Triple Zip Pouch”

  1. Oh my! This is just SO fun! The deer is perfect and such great fabrics you chose inside & out! Hope you don’t mind I shared on my A Quilter’s Table fb page! Thanks so much for the shout-out and trying my tutorial! Glad you enjoyed it!!

  2. Oh this triple zip pouch is fabulous! I LOVE your fabric choices! So glad I could help you finish it up!

  3. Hello Julie,

    That’s a really nifty piece of work, and lovely colours. It makes me want to get over my zip phobia.

    Love from England,

  4. Love your triple zip pouch. Thanks for sharing. Your fabric choices are great.

  5. Your pouch is really cute and I will definitely have to try this pattern and now I have a great place for zippers. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love it! That deer fabric is one of my favorites!

  7. Hi, I came across your blog at Simply Miss Luella’s link up. I’ve seen loads of these pouches on the net. I’ve even made two myself and never tire of seeing more. Yours is so pretty.

  8. I love this pouch! You did such a great job! Hope to make my own soon.

  9. I actually have all three of those fabrics and love the way they look together. I’ve been wanting to make one for myself (I’ve made several but they were for gifts) so thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Your choices worked great. I also just finished my first one on Friday. I loved it, the tutorial is so much fun and a great skill builder.

  11. What fabulous fabric choices! Love!

  12. Oh I just love the fabrics and colors you chose! It is definitely on my list of things to make soon, just need to get some more zippers!

  13. I just finished one too but yours is absolutely gorgeous!

  14. This is the second time this week I have seen someone make this – it must be a sign! I am so inspired by how simple you make it sound that I may sew one tomorrow just to see if it truly is that easy. Love the deer fabric – really sharp! (visiting through Let’s get Acquainted)

  15. Great idea. I have a hole punch that I can use for that. Since I’m paying the kids $.25 a sheet to cut out the hexies so I’ll add this to their process. Signed, Cheapskate.

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