Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Zipper Tape Pouch

A few years back, a friend was visiting and she mentioned that while traveling she saw this bag made of a single zipper and that's it. 

I said it must have been several zippers just sewn together.

She said no, it was  single zipper and it unzipped to be just a strip of zipper. 

I said huh?

So we (along with my husband) began a search on the interwebs.. We did find some YouTube videos of the bag, so our next mission was to find out how to make one.  We didn't find anything online then.

A few weeks later, I found this tutorial on Craft Passion.  My friend made one, I never got around to it.

I decided it would be a cute pouch to include with the pouches I'm sending for the Make It Because She's Worth it Campaign.


As you can see the zipper is sewn to either side of the ribbon  This can also be done without a ribbon I think, by sewing the zipper to itself.

The tutorial uses 80" of zipper tape - I used a duvet zipper bought at Walmart.  It was 60', so I didn't follow the tutorials measurements.

The starting and finsihing steps are a bit confusing and I really needed to play with the zipper to figure it out.

At the ends you need to wrap the zipper around the ribbon.. I couldn't do this neatly at all.

The tutorial also indicates you can do a lining.. but I had enough trouble with those ribbon ends,  I don't have the patience to do the lining.. so the inside is not the prettiest, but still a cute pouch!

And a still photo movie for you're enjoyment!

Another link to the campain, just because..


  1. holy cow, that's nuts! no wonder you had to fiddle with it! It's super funky - love it!

  2. Thanks for sharing, it will be a nice project to do .
    Marisa from

  3. Replies
    1. Hi Nerissa, I've featured your zipper tape pouch today...

  4. What a great idea! It looks fab too!

  5. Just super cute!Thanks so much for sharing.Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  6. Who'd have thought you could have a bag made from a single zip. Brilliant...

  7. Wow - how clever is that? It's just mind-bogglingly amazing!

  8. This is brilliant :)

  9. This is great, my friend has a bag made from a zip and I've ofen wondered how it worked - now I think I know!

  10. How cool!! Thanks for the fun idea and for linking up to The Weekly Creative :)

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  11. Wow, that's brilliant! Lov eit.

  12. Cool! I've never seen anything like this!

  13. Great job! Seeing your post has reminded me that I bought a zipper purse absolutly ages ago at the car boot sale with the idea of working out how it was made and possibly making some for gifts... now i wonder where i put it! :o)


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