Colorful Spring Makeup Zipper Pouch

Colorful Spring Makeup Pouch Tutorial { }

Spring is the perfect time to do a little organization, something that I definitely need to do! I’ve been going through cabinets and cupboards and tidying and purging. It feels so good! For me it also helps to make sure that things are organized into pretty containers. It makes it so much more fun to put them away.

I have been needing a new makeup bag for quite a while now, so I went looking for some cute fabric to make one up. I fell in love with this awesome Tula Pink laminate – because if you can have a colorful Spring makeup zipper pouch with cute squirrels on it, why wouldn’t you?

Laminate Makeup Pouch

The laminate is super easy to work with, even if you’ve never sewed with it before. It’s backed with cotton so it goes through your machine just as easy as regular fabric.
I also added in a metallic gold zipper, to give it a little sparkle on top. Super snazzy don’t you think?

Pretty Makeup Pouch with Gold Zipper

Colorful Makeup Pouch

So let’s get started! This is a nice fast project, so you can have your makeup (or whatever you’d like) in your cute new pouch in just an hour or two.

Here’s your materials list:

You’ll need about a fat quarter of the first three items:

  • Cotton backed laminate fabric (or regular fabric)
  • lining fabric
  • décor weight fusible interfacing
  • 9″ zipper
  • Pattern for Zipper Pouch

Using the pattern, cut out two of each of the outer fabric, lining fabric and your interfacing.

makeup pouch and lining pieces

Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the lining fabric pieces.

fusible interfacing on lining

Lay one of your outer pieces face up. Lay the zipper face down on the fabric and line up the top edge of the zipper with the top curve of the outer fabric. Now lay one of the lining pieces on top of the outer fabric piece, lining up the top curved edge. Pin in place, but put your pins in horizontal, along the top edge. Otherwise you’ll end up with little pin holes in your laminate that won’t go away.

Use a zipper foot on your machine and sew along the top curve of the fabric. Clip the curve.

sewing fabric to zipper

Open up the pieces and repeat this step with the other side of the zipper. Make sure that the zipper faces down onto the outer fabric. Sew the top curve and clip the seam. Open up the zipper and you should have two sides with the outer pieces facing up and the lining pieces facing down.

sides of makeup pouch

Leave the zipper open. Match up the two outer pieces and the two lining pieces. Pin all the way around, but make sure on the outer pieces that your pins are horizontal.

matching lining and outer fabrics

Sew around the sides and bottom with a 1/2″ seam allowance, leaving an opening of about 4″ in the bottom of the lining. When you get to the sides with the zipper, carefully turn your fabric so that you are able to sew up to the zipper seam, then sew across it to the next side.

Clip the four corner seams. Open up each corner so that the bottom seam and the side seam are touching and the corner makes a little point. Measure 1″ down from this point and sew across the corner, perpendicular to the seam.

sewing across end of pouch

Trim off the corners. Turn the zipper pouch right side out through the hole in the lining. Hand sew the lining closed.

sewing lining closed

Tuck the lining into the outer fabric and make sure the corners are all pushed out. If you need to press your pouch, lay a cloth over the laminate and press that way.

Now you have a cute new pouch for your organizing your makeup!

Woodgrain lining in Zipper Pouch

I just adore that wood grain lining and the metallic gold zipper!

gold zipper on pouch

Colorful Makeup Zipper Pouch { }

I hope you give it a try!

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Oh, I just love this pouch – beautiful and perfect!! And it would be an awesome Mother’s Day gift

Thank you, Bev!

For more great creations from her, be sure to check out Flaming Toes, and for more info about her go HERE.

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  1. 1

    I LOVE the fabric. It is adorable

  2. 2

    Bev, I’d have to agree and say that I’m in love with this zipper pouch… especially the zipper! Very snazzy, for sure!
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  3. 3

    Very pretty! Where do you get the metallic gold zippers?

  4. 5

    Super cute, Bev!! I love the fabric and am now itching to play with some laminate. This is a great storage idea for extra makeup supplies!
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  5. 6

    That’s very cute love the Tula squirrels and the gold zipper.

  6. 7
    Robin Whiting :

    I love the make up bag as well as your blog and would like to know where you found your cotton backed laminate fabric!

  7. 9

    I love this pouch. It is unique from others. The zipper sets it off. Where do you purchase your zippers.