2 Sided Zips: a handy case tutorial from SewCanShe

Show off your favorite fabrics (and your sweet zipper skills) with these fun little zipper pouches. They are just the right size for your smart phone and there’s a handy little pocket for your id and a couple cards.


– Zipper (my zipper tapes are 10 1/2” long and the teeth measure 9”) – Fabric rectangles 5” x 7” for the exterior – Fabric rectangles 5” x 7” for the lining – Fabric rectangle 5” x 7” for the pocket – Fabric rectangle 3” x 4” for the swivel clip tab – Swivel snap clip – Fusible fleece rectangles 5” x 7” for the exterior (such as HeatnBond fusible fleece)

Start by fusing the fusible fleece pieces to the exterior fabric pieces and the interfacing pieces to the lining fabric pieces.

Stack the exterior pieces right sides together (very important!) and cut the top right corner into a nice curve. I used the 3” radius corner but you could achieve the same thing with a 6” diameter plate or bowl.

Lining and exterior pieces with curves cut. Remember to stack your pieces right sides together before you cut. Repeat this step with your lining pieces.

Now let’s make the little card pocket. Fold your pocket fabric rectangle in half right sides together with the 5” edges aligned. Stitch around the edges leaving a 3” opening for turning.

Center your pocket on one of the lining pieces with the top of the pocket near the curved edge. Pin. Stitch around the sides and bottom of the pocket, closing your opening for turning at the same time.