If you’re new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here.

In the past year or so, I have spent a lot of time browsing different zip pouches and have seen so many creative ideas. When I came across this series of photos, I absolutely had to make it as a coin pouch for my youngest son, who is cat-crazy. I had some wool on loan from a friend and my son picked this pretty blue and I got to work drafting a kitty outline. The technique is kind of like in this post here; it is dead easy because you don’t have to line a wool pouch–it doesn’t fray.

I had some safety eyes and noses leftover from many, many years ago when I used to make plush animals, but if I wouldn’t have had those, buttons and embroidery would have worked just as well for the eyes and nose. The pouch itself sewed up in about 15 minutes!

I added the whiskers right at the end–I just took super heavy black thread and rubbed some school glue along the length and let it dry to stiffen it.

As an extra bonus, I had a metal zipper on hand that I salvaged from a pair of Goodwill pants I cut up for quilt fabric that was exactly the right length. So pretty much everything about this pouch was free. Woohoo!

Zipper pouch specs:

  • Outer pieces: about 4.75″ x 6.75″ unfinished.
  • Lining pieces: none.
  • Zipper: 5″

See you back here next time with another zip pouch!