DIY zipper goody bags for Valentine's Day made from drop cloth canvas and red gingham cotton. Today I'll show you how to sew these small zip pouches just in time for Valentine's Day.
I made these for my daughter's school Valentine's Day party.
They are the perfect size for some bubbles and chap stick.
Then I wrapped them up in cellophane, added a cute tag and we are ready to go:
Because they are made from drop cloth canvas and cotton gingham they are completely washable too!
Below is how to make small zipper pouches or goody bags.
- 1 - canvas drop cloth (10" x 6")
- 1 - medium fusible interfacing (10" x 6")
- 2 - lining fabric (5" x 6")
- 1 - 5" red zipper
- heart applique cut out
- ribbon for zipper pull
I order my zippers in bulk from Jennifer at her Etsy shop: zipit.
For the applique hearts apply fusible interfacing to back of fabric, trace a heart shape and cut out:
Step 1: Begin by fusing interfacing to canvas then pin heart applique in place.
Step 2: Sew the heart in place with a zig zag stitch.
Step 3: Place the zipper face down on right side of canvas then one lining piece on top. Pin as needed. Then sew across the top seam.
Step 4: Press lining open to cover seam top stitch down to avoid getting caught in zipper.
Step 5: Repeat process for other side.
Step 7: Miter the corners of canvas for a flat bottom pouch which creates depth for items to fit better inside.
Step 8: Snip mitered corners to get rid of bulk.
Step 9: Turn right side out, press lining bottom raw edge in 1/2" then top stitch closed.
Step 10: Push lining down into pouch and press.
Step 11: Be sure to press bottom flat edge by folding as per photo above.
Step 12: Add ribbon detail to zipper and seal cut ends with fray check.
Then make 24 more and they're ready for use.
Fill with treats and wrap for giving:
For the tags I simply printed Happy Valentine's Day on card stock:
Then cut out the words and used double stick tape to adhere to polka dot paper and then red card stock:
Punch holes in the ends:
And tied on with twine:
Happy Valentine's Day!
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