May 2015 archive

Zipped Sewing Travel Case Tutorial #ohszippedcase

By Melissa LeRay

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At long last, here is the promised zipped sewing travel case tutorial!  I am so in love with this little case,  I hope you will be too!  There are so many ways to customize this, and I would love to see how you make it your own.  Please tag me @ohhowsweetco and use the #ohszippedcase so we can all gape in awe and amazement at your handiwork! xoxo

***Edited to add:  Please use bias binding instead of straight grain binding.  I think I must’ve had a bad experience with it previously, but now bias binding is all I use for anything with rounded edges!***

zipped case tutorial:

finished dimensions (open): 10.5″ x 15″
finished dimensions (closed):  7″ x 10.5″

supplies needed:
1/2 yard linen or other heavy-ish weight fabric
FQ accent fabric
FQ binding fabric
*FQ or other detail work for the front cover, if desired

12″ zipper (10″ may work IF it is at least 10.5″) for vinyl pocket
26″ zipper for perimeter

12″ x 12″ piece of light weight vinyl (I used 8 gauge)

FQ of Annie’s Soft and Stable (or thick sew in/fusible interfacing)

1/2yd light weight fusible interfacing

10″ piece of 1/4″ elastic

1 package 1/4″ Pellon Lite EZ-Steam II (photo below) or other heat fused strips (not a sponsored tutorial.)

1/4″ seams unless stated otherwise


Click here for the PDF tutorial: OHS zipped case


Please feel free to email me at or message me on Instagram @ohhowsweetco if you need any help or have any questions!

Lastly, please tag me and #ohszippedcase so I can see what you’ve made! xoxo