Purse pouches – the greatest way to keep your purse organized. Between work, school and life my purse can sometimes get over run with stuff. These purse pouches are here to save me. I made two of them – one for personal stuff like lipgloss, tampons and meds. The other for work – pens, all of my work keys and zip drives. This way, when I need to grab something it’s far easier to be found.
Okay, let’s get started!
What You Need
- about a 1/4 yard each of 4 thick fabrics
- 2 zippers 9 inches long
- matching thread
- cutting mat
- rotary cutter
First, gather your fabric. I used 3 types – the heavy weight purple will act as the outside for one and the inside for the other.
Cut your fabric – you need two of each colour. They should measure 12×8. Create 2 tabs out of each outside fabric that are 2×2.
Take your tabs and fold under the raw edge and pin to each end of the zipper.
Topstitch the tabs in place (be sure the zipper pull in in the middle, and not under the tab). Then, cut the excess zipper from under the tab.
Place the outside fabric right side up. Then, line up the zipper edge, right side down, with the outside fabric. Top with the inside fabric, right side down. Use your zipper foot and stitch. Repeat on the other side.
Lay out your pouches flat – zipper in the middle and all right sides out.
Fold the pouches in half, matching up all 4 of the bottom edges, right sides of the inside fabric facing out. Serge.
Now, fold the pouches in half so the zipper and the serged seam you just made are in line – still, inside fabric facing out.
Serge each side. This will give you a flat lazy pouch. Box the corners at 2 inches.
See how messy my purse is without the pouches?
Fill up the pouches and you’re all set.
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.