Zippered Card Pouch

I don’t know about you but this pouch has been on my radar since I first saw it a really long time ago. I think not only the beautifully coordinated fabrics but also the adorable zipper is what hooked me. And the idea of storing all those grocery store cards, hotel cards, frequent travel cards… in one place that is not in my billfold sold me!

Zippered Card Pouch
So when I finally needed a little pouch, to enclose a gift for my daughter-in-law, I decided I would have a go at it. This is the reason I took on learning how to shorten a metal zipper.

Zippered Card PouchI followed the directions, exactly.

Birthing a pouch at SewfrenchAnd magically it worked!

Zippered Card Pouch at SewfrenchI feel like I am a very experienced seamstress. I sewed, for a living, for many, many years. I did alterations. I created bridesmaids’ dresses. I did upholstery. I made curtains. I made the family’s clothes. I replaced more zippers, coats, billfolds, jeans… than I can count. I even made bags for a university’s orientation packages.
And this pouch was not easy. Lots of hand sewing that needs to be pretty close to perfect, okay I got that.
Topstitching that needs to be near perfect as well, no problem. Seam ripper available if needed.
Perfection was difficult to achieve in this one.
My biggest issue was with the card separator section trying to get caught in the zipper. With the design, as is, I’m not sure how you can avoid that.
Next time I might try it with her original design, instead of her new and improved plan.
Either way, I am happy to have given it a go.

Gift Card Pouch

Even though it wasn’t my prototype, it was the first try at someone else’s tutorial so it felt like my prototype! I like to spread them around the family, so no one person gets stuck with all the jancky test patterns!

I do have to say my husband’s end-grain cutting boards make everything look better! They were waiting to be gift wrapped and worked as a great prop amongst the mess of my studio! He does beautiful work!

Zippered Card PouchHave you made one of these? I’d love to hear about it if you did!

Sew and learn!

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12 Responses to Zippered Card Pouch

  1. Ann says:

    I love this! Cute fabric too. My husband has been bugging me to make him one for his receipts when he travels for work, but I’ve been reluctant to sew something so small and fiddly… I might give this one a try though – thanks!


  2. Kristin says:

    I tried to make this pouch as a Christmas present and failed miserably. :(. It’s very reassuring to hear your experience!! 🙂


  3. Laura says:

    Really sweat. I love how yours turned out!


  4. Holy cuteness! How could something so sweet and petite cause so much trouble? I’m going to take your word for it, though, and pass on that tutorial until I’m having an especially brave day. : )

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  5. Susan says:

    I came over from LAFF. I think it’s amazing! I would never make it, because of the very things you listed as issues. I hate sewing fiddly stuff. Yours looks good, though. BTW, re: what it says above the comment box. My mother always said she liked to talk to herself because it was nice to listen to someone intelligent for a change. LOL


  6. If you sewed professionally and had difficulties, I think this is a project that I’ll pass on! I’m not good with fiddly little things, even though I love your finished product!


  7. Maryse says:

    Lovely! I love this pouch so much!! I want to make one…Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  8. Thanks for your honest appraisal. Sounds kinda tricky! Pretty darn cute though


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  9. msminnesota says:

    Such a cute pouch!

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  10. Your pouches are so cute!!


  11. Amanda says:

    You should start sewing these for everyone for Christmas, I can never have enough zippered pouches!


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