How to Make a Zipper Bag

I’m super excited to share with you how to make a zipper bag!! I have wanted to learn how to make a zipper bag forever and this weekend I officially mastered it! I think (and hope) that my video will help you be successful at making a zipper bag too!

Zipper bags are fun and easy to make and with a lining inside they look professional.  You can use them to hold candy, makeup, Air Pods, charge cords, medicine, the list goes on and on!! If you’ve never sewn a zipper on a bag, this is the perfect one to make!  I’ll show you everything from start to finish!  

Here’s just a few of the Zipper Bags I made this weekend..

How to video

Step by step on how to make a Zipper Bag.

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Details about the zipper bag demonstrated in the video

  • Dimensions (size of bag): 7-1/4 x 3″
  • Fabric (two for outside and two for lining): 8″ x 7″
  • Interfacing (four pieces): 7-1/2″ x 6-1/2″
  • Fabric: Lovestruck by Lella Boutique Moda Fabric

The next bag is slightly larger and the fabric is: Honeyblooms by 3 Sisters Moda Fabric 

Here’s the supplies I used to make the zipper bag:

  • Bernina B 475 Sewing Machine
  • Oliso Mini Project Iron –
  • Zipper –
  • Pellon Interfacing 931TD –
  • Cricut Heat Press –
  • Teflon Sheet or Silicone –
  • Clips –
  • Pins –
  • Scissors –
  • Creative Grids Ruler 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″
  • Erasable Marker –
  • Wonder Clips –
  • Creative Grids Ruler for cutting fabric 12-1/2″ x 24-1/2″ –
  • Rotary Cutter –
  • Creative Grids Ruler – 3-1/2” x 6-1/2” –
  • Tabletop Ironing Board –
  • Label – Dutch Label Shop –
  • Zipper Foot
  • Walking Foot

Several years ago I made these two zipper bags, but I didn’t film a video and I forgot how to make them. This time I filmed the video the day after I relearned how. I’ll film new videos for the two bags below (once I figure out the measurements).

Thanks for stopping by!

7 thoughts on “How to Make a Zipper Bag”

  1. I LOVE your new zipper bags!
    Beautiful fabrics too!
    I have never been adept sewing in zippers so I appreciate that you can.
    Yay, Angie!


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