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 resisting making these macaron zipper pouches I’ve seen all over the internet because they looked really putzy and their small size didn’t look super useful. But I finally broke down (the cuteness won me over). I’m glad I did! I didn’t really use just one specific tutorial; there are a few that only differ by a small amount and I kind of hopped between them for the steps.

The base for these is what is called “cover button kits”, which you can find at sewing supply shops or online. For the large one, I used a 1.875″ (size 75) kit, and for the small one I used a 1.5″ (size 60) kit. Note that you need two domed pieces per macaron, one for the top and one for the bottom. I removed the wire loop from each before making them.

I used Liberty lawn for the exterior and lining fabrics, and a metal zipper. I used a small piece of the zipper that I trimmed off for the swivel hook tab, which I really like!

I think I actually squealed when I finished the smaller one!

The larger one is a more useful size, but definitely a little less squeal-worthy.

Both sizes would work well as a mini sewing kit—they fit a bobbin of thread inside and the exterior works as a mini pincushion (I used a piece of batting between the Liberty and the cover button).

I think these pouches are ridiculously cute, but I also won’t be making them again. Because they are so small, the stitching needed to be perfect and done entirely by hand, which was extremely putzy, and fitting the zipper around the circle so that it was neither too large or too small was fairly tricky (there is less than a 1/4″ range of lengths that work!). So please don’t ask me to make you one! Ha!

Zipper pouch specs:

  • Large macaron: 1.875″ cover button kits
  • Small macaron: 1.5″ cover button kits

See you back here next time with another zip pouch!