How to Sew a Triangle Zipper Bag – Pyramid Pouch Sewing Tutorial

pyramid pouch sewing tutorial, zipper bag free sewing pattern, how to sew a zipper bag, triangle bag sewing patternHere’s my sewing tutorial for this cute little pyramid pouch!  The finished size measures 3½”.

Basic Material Requirements: Scissors, rotary cutter, rulers, sewing thread, pins or clips, sewing machine

7-inch Zipper (one)

4” x 8” rectangle     Outer Fabric
4” x 8” rectangle     Lining Fabric
4” x 8” rectangle     Batting
2” x 4” rectangle     Tag


 Sew all pieces using ¼” seam allowance.
 It is not necessary to use a zipper foot when attaching the zipper to the fabric, but it is helpful if you prefer the fabric to be close to the zipper teeth.

Sewing Instructions:

Attach the outer shell fabric to the the batting by quilting repeated lines 1” apart.

With outer shell facing up, place the zipper at the edge facing down. Then place the lining fabric on top, facing down. Clip together to hold in place and sew down the edge.

zipper bag sewing tutorial pyramid pouch

Flip the lining over to face down, zipper face up, and outer shell face up. Top stitch to secure all layers.

Fold the outer shell in half to meet the unsewn side of the zipper. Then fold the lining fabric in half and place face down on top of zipper.

zipper bag sewing tutorial pyramid pouch

Clip down and sew together all layers.

Topstitch along the zipper by flipping the lining around so that the outer shell is facing outward.

*Note: This part gets tricky as you get to the narrow side of the zipper! Go slow and tug on fabric as you sew to maximize space and maintain an even stitch.

Zip the pouch closed and flip inside out. Flatten the pouch so that the wrong side of the zipper is placed horizontally in the middle. Sew along the right edge using a regular sewing stitch. Then, use a zig-zag stitch to close up the raw edge.

Trim the sewn edge, as well as all loose threads.

Press the tag fabric in half lengthwise and then fold in the sides to meet the middle. Press to hold shape. Then topstitch lengthwise to secure.

zipper bag free sewing pattern

Open the opposite side of the pouch and clip closed. Fold tag in half lengthwise and insert into pouch ½“ from the zipper, pin in place. Use an additional clip to secure the edge. ***MAKE SURE the zipper is halfway open.***   Sew along the edge using a regular sewing stitch. Then, use a zig-zag stitch to close up the raw edge. (If the zipper is closed when you sew this edge, you won’t be able to get the pouch open! 😊)

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

See more photos of the finished pyramid pouch here!

Thanks for stopping in today!  Happy Sewing!

Susie 😊✨

Pyramid Pouch Sewing Tutorial + Free Pattern, triangle zipper bag, small zipper pouch, coin purse, easy sewing projects

Have you tried this pattern?  Let me know what you think!

  • Sandra - Super instructions and pictures. I love this shape bag and have made several for friends for sweeties,medication and for storing shopping tote bags in. Thank you so much.❤️💐April 14, 2017 – 6:04 amReplyCancel

    • Susie - You are so welcome! Happy you enjoyed the pattern! :)April 15, 2017 – 9:12 amReplyCancel

  • Ullastina Wastegår.d - I have made the pyramid pouch. A very great introduction to zippers. Thank you fr.o.m. Sweden!January 15, 2017 – 5:12 amReplyCancel

  • Rheda Lewis - just made the itty bitty one…………love it.January 7, 2017 – 8:01 pmReplyCancel

  • margaret - My students will love this. What a great introduction to zippers ! Thanks!January 7, 2017 – 6:05 amReplyCancel

  • Erica - I love this tutorial! I’m newish to sewing so I hope to try it soon.October 11, 2016 – 8:12 pmReplyCancel

    • Susie - Hi Erica, I really hope you enjoy it! Happy sewing! :)October 12, 2016 – 7:16 amReplyCancel

Your email is never published or shared.