Zipper Bag Stash

Have I ever mentioned I have a thing for zippered bags? Kind of an obsession, I should admit. They work perfectly to hold a small moleskin sketchbook and a couple drawing tools, or to hold a couple makeup goodies inside my purse.

I have been trying to make more simple projects like these with fun fabrics from my stash.

So I pulled a combination that made me think of candy. This style measures 6 inches wide by 4 inches tall.

I pulled another fun combination from my Garden Party stash, since I haven’t made much with that collection yet. This style measures 6 inches wide by 6 inches tall.

I made a little collection from hand-dyed fabrics I got from my friend Vicki.

I made another fun set of zipper bags with a stash of summery prints I picked up recently.

I can’t get enough of them, but I can’t possibly use all of these zipper bags, so I listed a few in my shop to share with others.


  • They’re precious! I am a sucker for a good polka dot 🙂 I have a process question. Do you have zippers just laying around your house? Do you have to run out and get more when the “mood strikes?” Where do you get them?

    • Thanks Joanna! They were a lot of fun to make and very handy to use. I used to have a bigger zipper stash with a selection of colors, but when I went back to school last year, I started to make it work with what I had instead of filling in as I used up certain colors.


  • Looking good! I especially love the taller one you made from my hand dyes. You’re so good at making the zippers look neat:)

  • Wow, you have been busy! I love the fun fabrics that you chose, it makes it so hard to stop making them!

  • You are so productive, Terri. I don’t know how you do it! Love all your bags… especially the cherry print one!

    Hope you’re having a great summer! xo

  • I think I have this same obsession with zipper bags. And I get so sad when ones I’ve been using for a little while start to look “used.” they are my favorite thing to have on hand for little gifts!

  • Hi Terri,

    Oh these will sell so well. You could include a cupcake recipe in the cupcake one.
    Happy creating and putting in zips!

  • These are all so cute! I love making zipper bags, they are my “go to” project when I need something simple and quick to sew for my mental health. 🙂
    I haven’t forgotten about the FMF I am sending you by they way. It’s buried in one of my 3 large bins of fabric I have been going through and I haven’t come across it yet.

  • Cute, cute, cute! I love little bags, big bags, plastic containers….anything storage! hee hee!

    • Yay, thank you! I love bags too, but especially these smaller zipper pouches. There really are a great go-to project when I need to sew and I’m short on time.


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