You will need:
2 pieces of fabric that is lined with interfacing that measure 8" x 5.5"
one piece of heavy weight vinyl that measures 8" x 5.5"
one 7" zipper
and one piece of fabric that is cut 2.5" x 22" fold in half lengthwise and press. (this is your binding strip.)
take the 2 pieces of fabric, place your zipper in between and pin zipper in place
using a zipper foot, sew a seam the length of the fabric
finger press the fabric
fold the seam under the zipper and top stitch (the vinyl is on the right hand side in this photo)
now the vinyl should match the size of the backing exactly
since you can't use pins on vinyl, I used binder clips to hold the layers in place
they work like a charm
starting at the top of the zipper, sew the binding strip to the zip pouch. I used a walking foot for this step. Stop sewing a 1/4" from the bottom. Remove the piece from your machine.
start stitching 1/4" from the top and sew until you get to 1/4" from the bottom
turn the corner the same way as before
tuck in the top raw edge (trim a bit if necessary)
and in use.
Isn't that great? I really, really like this project!!! I have one that I have been using for my daughter's hair bands and I love being able to see the contents. I also like the binding strip around the edges.
If you make a vinyl front zip pouch using this tutorial, I'd love to see it.