The Manhattan Zipper Case - A Free Sewing Pattern by Emmaline Bags

8/23/2016 02:30:00 PM

One of the easiest ways to increase your confidence in sewing zippers is to make some zip pouches. They are also great gifts because who doesn't need at least one zippered pouch in their handbags?! I love the Manhattan Zippered Case because it's not just your plain Jane rectangular zip pouch. The rounded bottom and the additional front zip pocket lets you load it up with all that stuff that’s rolling around in the bottom of your bag. A bonus is that with a wrist strap, she could easily double as a clutch for a night out.

Another reason to love this little lady is that she is so quick to sew up. Although she's a bit fancier with her two zippers, she really doesn't take any more time than a normal zip pouch. You could easily knock one out in during nap time or after dinner.

The top panel is a great way to add a contrast, like this one with orange cork. Or you could just use the same fabric for a uniform look.

This is great project for the scraps of your much loved prints that you've been hoarding.

This is also a great project to add a bit of bling, like these tassels. You can find the caps to make these here and the tutorial to walk you through step by step HERE.

Don't forget to get add your bling!

You can get your metal bag label, available in many finishes and styles here.

Go grab your scraps, pick up some bling and grab the free pattern for the Manhattan Zippered Case here.

Get the Tutorial! 

Are you wondering why it's called the "Manhattan" Zipper case? It actually fits PERFECTLY in the front flap in the larger size of the Manhattan Bag!  

Learn more about the Manhattan Bag pattern here!! 


Photos and content provided and written by Cyndi Farfsing, from The Nosy Pepper. Cyndi's blog is chock is full of more bag photos and make making tips. Check out her recent bag series "It's in the Bag! Better Bag Making Series," to learn a ton of new bag making skills!

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  1. Yay! Thanks again Janelle! This is such a fun quick sew :)


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