Easter Egg Zipper Pouch with Key Holder Tutorial
This cute pouch makes a great coin purse or keep your lipstick in it and toss it in your purse. This can be made in less than 30 minutes. Perfect for beginners.
Ribbon for the key holder
Metal key holder (I found this one at wal-mart)
The Easter Egg in the photo was made from the pattern provided without altering the size. If you want a larger pattern, just enlarge the pattern on the copier to the size you want. I would not suggest making the Easter Egg smaller then the pattern.
You don’t need a lot of fabric for this project. Use the pattern as a guide, depending on what size you go with. One fat quarter will be enough for the pattern. If you want contrasting fabric, one for the front and a different one for the back, then you will need to purchase 2 separate kinds of fabric.
You can use a 5″ or 7″ zipper, whichever you already have. It’s not going to matter if it’s 7″ because you are going to cut the zipper to fit the Easter Egg.
Cut out two Easter Eggs from both fabrics using the Easter Egg pattern.
Make two Easter eggs. If you are using two different color fabrics make each egg using both colors, as shown below.
Put the wrong sides together for each egg, sew together so that the right side of the fabric is showing on both sides.
If you are using the same color of fabric for all four pieces, do not worry about the wrong side or right side, it will be the same color on all sides.
Take one of the Easter eggs that will be your “front side” and cut it in half diagonally ,as shown.
Put them together with right sides facing each other and placing the zipper inside on the edge you cut, as shown. Pin in place and sew the edge together, sewing the zipper in place.
Turn the piece over and place the other half on top of the zipper, lining up the edge to the edge of the zipper, as shown. Right sides will be facing each other, wrong side facing up. Make sure it lines up correctly with the other piece so that when you fold it over it will be the shape of an Easter Egg and won’t be off, as shown.
Pin in place and sew.
It will look like this after you are done. Right side is showing.
Fold the ribbon first, then pin it in place where your key holder is going to be, on the right side of the fabric.
The raw edge of the ribbon will be facing outward, as shown.
Unzip the zipper about half way so you can turn it right side out later.
Pin the other Easter egg on top. Right sides with be facing each other, as shown.
Sew in place, sewing over the zipper. When you’re done sewing, cut off the access zipper, and turn right side out.
You will turn it right side out through the zipper you unzipped half way, so when you are sewing around the egg you do not need to leave an opening.
You’re all done! 🙂
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*I participated in K & C Supplies Free Sewing Supplies for Tutorials Exchange and they supplied the zipper for this tutorial.