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.

I’ve been wanting to make a little boxy pouch in this series, but I had so much trouble finding a free tutorial for one I liked and hadn’t made before! Finding a good boxy pouch pattern isn’t easy—so many have raw edges inside, which kind of drives me a little crazy. I’ve made the Pretty modern box pouch before and really liked it (see it here), but I wanted to try a different one. I did finally come across a nice tutorial by s.o.t.a.k. handmade that looked good, though!

For the outside, I used this super-pretty Anna Maria Horner print and some Essex yarn-dyed linen in Shale. I used another super-pretty Anna Maria Horner print for the lining.

I love how the pouch opens very wide and has a large, flat bottom so you can see the contents clearly.

So I’ve used these metal zippers a few times in this series and I can’t say enough how much I love them! I got them from Zipit zippers on Etsy. They have both a heavy metal pull and heavy metal teeth, not aluminum or other lightweight metal like so many metal zippers seem to have. They also open and close very smoothly. I especially love that she’s in Wisconsin, so when I order from her I often get my zippers within a day or two! I have no association with her, I just thought I’d share a great source.

While I do think this pouch is a good size and I love how it looks from the top, the ends are a little odd. They are kind of pinched in and make the bag not  “boxy”, but more “box-ish”, if that makes sense. All in all it came together very quickly and easily but I’m not sure I’m happy with the ends looking like this. My daughter, however, loved the size and seized it for herself for a pencil case.

Zipper pouch specs:

  • Size: exactly as written in the pattern

See you back here next time with another zip pouch!