Denim Faux Leather Pouch

Denim Leather Pouch I

Hello Everyone!

I got some faux leather for a future project and decided to try it out on a small project. It is a very cold winter weekend here in Melbourne so it is  great time for sewing.

I made a small zipper pouch in denim with faux leather covered corners. It turned out pretty good I think. Remember not to use pins on the faux leather, but I was fine using a normal machine sewing needle and presser foot. Also don’t put the iron straight on the faux leather.

Denim Leather Pouch II

To make it you need :
1 – 8″ x 6 1/2 ” piece of Denim
1 – 8″ x 6 1/2 ” piece of cotton fabric for lining
2 – 8″ x 6 1/2 ” pieces of iron on light weight interfacing
1 – 4″ x 4″ piece of faux leather
1 – 7″ zipper

Make a circle that is 3 1/2″ in cardboard and cut it in half. Use it as a template for the corners. Add 1/4″ seam allowance on the straight edge, cut out two pieces in the faux leather.

Iron on the interfacing to the denim and lining pieces.

Denim Leather Pouch III

Denim Leather Pouch IV

Glue the faux leather pieces centered along the long edges on the denim piece. Stitch close to the edge.

Denim Leather Pouch V

Sandwich the zipper between the denim and lining pieces along a short edge, with the right side of the zipper towards the denim fabric. Stitch with a 1/4″ seam allowance using a zipper foot. Press the pieces away from the zipper and top stitch close to the edge.

Denim Leather Pouch VI

Repeat for the other side of the zipper and short edges of the fabrics. You have to open the zipper to be able to top stitch.

Denim Leather Pouch VII

Denim Leather Pouch VIII

Leave the zipper 3/4 opened. Turn inside out so lining is folded right sides together and denim is folded right sides together with the zipper in the middle.

Denim Leather Pouch IX

Stitch the raw edges together but leave a 2″ opening in one side of the lining. Remember not to put pins in the faux leather pieces. Sew very slowly over the zipper to avoid needle breakage.

Denim Leather Pouch X

Cut off zipper ends and turn to the right side through the opening in the lining.

Denim Leather Pouch XI

Close the opening by hand or machine.

Denim Leather Pouch XII

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You can download a PDF version here or from my tutorials page.

Until next time Happy Sewing and take care!



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