Download the Free SVG to make a No-Sew Appliqué Zipper Pouch!
These No-Sew Appliqué Zipper Pouches are easy DIYs and make great gifts for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or any occasion really.
I bought a set of 12 zipper bags. They were really inexpensive (get the link in the craft supply list below). If you sew, you could make your own.
I’ve also provided the SVG files I used. You can download the free files below or use a design you have already, just be sure to use chunky fonts or an image that has thicker lines for best results.
I used Mod Podge for Fabric for this project because it’s washable! Add fabric appliqués to a larger canvas tote bag, canvas sneakers, t-shirts, or anything else you can dream up.
So grab some colorful scrap fabric and let’s make a few cute canvas zipper pouches.
How to make a No-Sew Fabric Appliqué Zipper Pouch
- Scrap fabric (I recommend cotton fabric)
- Canvas zipper bags (mine were 7.5″ x 4.5″)
- A cutting machine (I’m using a Cricut Maker)
- Mod Podge for Fabric
- A small paint brush
- Pellon Wonder Under Style# 725PLKG or Freezer Paper (if you’re using Cricut Explore)
- Download of the XOXO art, LOVE art and Double Heart SVG files
Start by downloading the SVG files provided in the “Supplies” list above. Then upload the file of your choice into Cricut Design Space. NOTE: The files are sized to work with the canvas pouches I bought. Enlarge or reduce the size of the artwork in Cricut Design Space if you are working with a different size bag.
Cutting the Fabric Designs
FOR CRICUT MAKER: Place your fabric (right side up) onto your pink mat. Use a brayer to adhere it to your mat. Load the rotary blade into your machine and select your materials setting. I chose “Cotton” under the fabric menu and chose “More” for pressure. After cutting, carefully peel your fabric from the mat as not to stretch it.
FOR CRICUT EXPLORE: You’ll need to iron fusible webbing or freezer paper to the wrong side of your fabric before cutting. To do this cut a piece of fusible webbing or freezer paper the same size as your fabric square. Iron the rough side of the fusible webbing OR the shiny side of the freezer paper to (the wrong side) of your fabric.
Put the fabric fusible webbing/freezer paper side down on your pink or green mat and use a brayer to adhere it. Use the fine point blade and select material setting under the Felt menu “Felt Wool, Bonded”. After cutting, carefully peel your fabric from the mat as not to stretch it. Remove any the paper backing if you used fusible webbing or remove the freezer paper before continuing.
Applying Mod Podge for Fabric
Lay your cut-out designs on your canvas bag where you want them. Next, take each letter or piece up one at a time and coat well with Modge Podge on the wrong side of the fabric.
Place it back down on the canvas bag and add more Mod Podge to the top and underneath again. Add extra to the edges. The Mod Podge will look milky when it goes on but will dry perfectly clear!