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)  I make so many of these that I buy zippers in bulk, so I will always have them on hand.  (Zippers are really cheap on Amazon – 9″ Zippers, 54 pieces, assorted colors.  Just cut them down to the size you need!)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 😊✨

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

  • Teresa h - I just made a triangle bag using your directions. Thank you!December 15, 2018 – 2:52 pmReplyCancel

    • Susie - So happy you enjoyed the pattern! Happy sewing!! :)December 17, 2018 – 6:54 amReplyCancel

  • Iris Shell - Forgot to ask if you have Instagram and how do I get to be on your newsletter list???
    IrisOctober 23, 2018 – 10:39 amReplyCancel

    • Susie - You can find me @loganberryhandmade :)October 24, 2018 – 1:26 pmReplyCancel

  • Iris Shell - Hello friend,

    Just found you on Pinterest and love your crafts veryyyyy much!!! CHAPEAU 🎩!!!!
    Perfect tutorial, wonderful combination of fabrics colors- just my test 👍👍👍👏👏👏👏👏👏
    Thank you very much for sharing- I appreciate it enormously!!!!
    Could you, please, let me know from where you got the great fabrics????
    Thanks in advance 😍
    Have a wonderful afternoon 🌺
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Iris🌷October 23, 2018 – 10:21 amReplyCancel

  • GinnyH - What are the measurements for larger size Pyramid Pouch? Also, what are the needed measurements for zipper, size to cut fabric, lining, and batting for larger size?

    MahaloJuly 29, 2018 – 12:14 pmReplyCancel

  • Kris Russell - Did I miss the measurements for the other size? Is this tutorial for large or small?
    Thanks so much!
    KrisApril 23, 2018 – 11:58 amReplyCancel

    • Susie - Hi Kris, the finished size for this tutorial is 3.5 inches. Happy sewing! 😉💖April 23, 2018 – 2:03 pmReplyCancel

  • Katherine - Thanks for posting this tutorial. Very nicely done! I made two purses for my little egg ladies who deliver cartons of lovely brown eggs to my door. I may have to make myself one too!December 14, 2017 – 5:44 pmReplyCancel

  • Jo - Hi Susie, I run a nonprofit that helps poor s poor women in developing countries earn sustainable income through crafts. I’m currently in indonesia working with my ladies here. They learned to sew this pyramid pouch and really like it. With your permission, can they make this as an item we sell for them? 100% of our profits go to them. Some women used to make about 10cents an hour before we helped them. I’m happy to send pictures!November 17, 2017 – 8:10 pmReplyCancel

    • Susie - I’d be happy to share my tutorial with the women of your non-profit. Yes, I would love to see photos. Do you have a website?November 19, 2017 – 10:42 pmReplyCancel

  • Bridget - very lovely and easy to follow instructions , thanks for sharingOctober 30, 2017 – 5:17 amReplyCancel

  • sweety - Nice instruction and pictures….i love this pyramid little bag…Going to make it!!THANK YOU SO MUCH…September 18, 2017 – 12:47 amReplyCancel

  • carole - Thank you for this tutorial, as always it is easy to follow. I make hexigons and loved the zippered purse with the hexagon decorations. Great for craft shows. I am a retiree and at our craft shows i have to keep the price as cheap as possible.September 8, 2017 – 7:53 pmReplyCancel

  • yaya - love this pyramid pouch…August 6, 2017 – 9:37 pmReplyCancel

  • Addie H White - Love this little bag…..going to make it!May 23, 2017 – 4:51 pmReplyCancel

  • 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

      • Helen - Hi there, if this is the tutorial for the small bag, could you tell me what the sizes are for the large one please… excited to have a go 😊July 10, 2018 – 1:00 pmReplyCancel

        • GinnyH - What are the measurements for the larger size Pyramid Pouch? Also, what are the needed size for zipper, fabric, lining, and batting for larger size?

          MahaloJuly 29, 2018 – 12:22 pmReplyCancel

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