How to Sew a Planner Zipper Pouch – Video Tutorial

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Sewing for Beginners – How to Sew a Planner Zipper Pouch

New Year, New Planner! While I love digital tools, sometimes I just want to go old school and use a pen and paper.

I recently got a new disc bound planner so I can add notes, folders with projects I’m in the middle of or trying to organize and more.

Tara Reed holder her disc notebook planner and zipper case

On my calendar I started using different colors of pens to note different social media posts I wanted to create and schedule. Basically bullet journaling meets planner life and they fall in love. ❤️

This left me with a new issue: how to find the pretty pens when I wanted them and not have them all over my desk!

I’ve put together written instructions as well as a video tutorial so you can make a Planner Zipper Case too – in the exact size you want, that will fit whatever size planner you have. Ready to get started?

In this tutorial, I use 8″ x 8″ squares of fabric and fusible fleece. My finished cases ended up 7 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ without fusible fleece and 7″ x 3 3/4″ with. You can adjust your initial fabric size if you want a different size case in the end.

The fabrics used in this tutorial are February prints from the Monthly Placemat Program by Riley Blake Designs. Ask for them where you love to buy fabric. 


00:00 introduction
01:16 Supplies
03:57 Tack down Zipper Tabs
04:34 Sewing the Zipper – side 1
06:10 Sewing the Zipper – side 2

08:13 Determine Elastic Length
10:01 Sewing Elastic to Pouch
12:35 Cut extra Zipper length
13:11 Turning right side out
13:29 Comparing fabric vs fleece + fabric

Planner Zipper Pouch - free pdf
supplies to make a planner zipper case


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If you make this or other projects and post on Instagram, be sure to tag me (@artisttarareed). Follow my YouTube channel for new sewing projects and tips every week.

🧵 Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!


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