Apple Zipper Pouch Pattern and Tutorial

Hello and Happy Holidays!

Today I'm sharing a pattern for an adorable Apple Zipper Pouch.  It would make a great gift and is a perfect size for credit cards, makeup essential and anything that would fit into a petite zipper pouch : )


Apple Zipper Pouch

4 1/2"  x  5 1/2" 


A Left Front: 10" square

B Right Front: 10" square

C Back: 1/4 yard

Apple Stem: 3 1/2" x 2"

3/8" double fold Bias strip - 22 1/2"  (To make your own binding, see my tutorial HERE)

Fusible Fleece: 6" x 14"


1/2" D ring

9" coil zipper (You can also use a 4" metal zipper which can be found [HERE]

Cute zipper pull (optional)


Light Print - 1 -A, 1 -B

Dark Print - 1 -A, 1 -B

Print for Back - 2 - C

Fusible Fleece - 1 -A, 1 -B, 1- C

Apply the Fusible Fleece

Apply the fusible fleece to A, B and C following manufacturer directions

Find the Pattern [HERE]

1. Trim the coil zipper to 4 1/2" measuring from the top of the zipper head.  Stitch along the bottom of the zipper 1/4" from the edge and the top 1/4" from the edge.

2. Place the unfused Fabric Apple C wrong side up.  Place the fused Fabric Apple C on top, right side up.  Pin layers together.

Quilt the Apple as desired.  I used a 1" diamond grid pattern.


A. Fold the 3 1/2" x 2" strip in half wrong sides together along the long side.  Press.

B. Unfold the strip.  Match the raw edge to the center crease and press.

C. Repeat for the second side.  Press

D. Press in half.

E. Edge stitch both sides of the strip.

4.  Thread the strip through the D-ring.  Baste along the top edge 1/4" from the edge.


5. Place the strip on the back Apple centered at top, matching raw edge.  Baste in Place 1/4" from the raw edge,

6. Place the zipper right sides with the Left Fused Fabric Apple.  Pin in place.  Stitch with a 1/4" stitch.

Place the Light Fabric Right Apple on top - sandwiching the zipper.  Stitch with a 1/4" stitch.

7.  Press the  Apple away from the zipper.  Top stitch 1/4" from the edge.

Repeat for the Apple B - Right side.

Quilt the Left and Right Panels as desired.

8.  Place the Zipper Panel on top of the back panel matching raw edges.  Baste around the perimeter 1/4" from the raw edge.

9.  Fold under 1/4" on one short edge of the bias binding strip. Place the binding at the bottom of the back apple matching raw edges.  Pin the binding around the perimeter of the apple.

10. Stitch around the perimeter with a 1/4" stitch.  When you reach the starting point, stitch 1/2" beyond the folded edge back stitching at the end.  Trim the bias tape close to stitching.

11. Fold the bias to the front side just covering the stitching and pin in place.  Edge stitch the binding in place.

I love to see your creations!  Please share your makes on social media with the hashtags:

#ChariseCreates #ChariseCreatesPattern #ApplePouch

Happy Sewing!



Floral Gardens - Curvy Purse and Macaroon Pouch

Hi!   Today I am sharing a few projects I made with the new line of fabrics – “Floral Gardens” by The Royal Horticultural Society.

I love to garden so I was delighted to make a few projects with this garden inspired line of fabric. The line includes large scale florals that are absolutely stunning so I picked a projects that featured the large floral print.

My Curvy Purse has two outside pockets and I used the large scale floral – “Floral Gardens Main” in color Sky and bordered it with “Floral Gardens Blossom” in color Sky. The beautiful rose florals are the star of the show! 

The pattern calls for piping so I made my own using “Garden Tiles” print in color Navy and also used the Tiles print for the adjustable purse strap.

My second project is my large Macaroon Pouch. I used the Floral Gardens Linen Floral for the center panel. The Floral Blossoms print in color pink is the perfect border.

“Garden Tile” in color pink is the perfect print for the handle on the Macaroon Pouch.

I love to see your projects! Please be sure to include the following hashtags on your projects using Floral Gardens Fabric

#ILoveRileyBlake #RileyBlakeDesigns #FloralGardensFabric

Happy Sewing

Charise : )