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

6 Comments on Zipped Sewing Travel Case Tutorial #ohszippedcase

  1. Jade
    February 4, 2016 at 10:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you so much for this. I am a diabetic and I was looking for a case that I can customise for my needs. This looks just perfect, I can’t wait to get to work on it

    • Melissa LeRay
      February 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you for the kind words, Jade! I would love to see your finished case! It really is quite customizable – and I hope it suits your needs well! xoxo

  2. April @ Wunderlabel
    March 16, 2016 at 9:46 am (2 years ago)

    This is lovely! I really am in love with this little case. Such a great idea for mom’s birthay gift. Hehe

  3. Heidi
    May 2, 2016 at 1:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Just beautiful! I am planning on making one and I really like the chunky zippers you used. Can you tell me where I can find them? I’ve been looking but having trouble. Thanks!

  4. Joy Manoleros
    November 30, 2016 at 9:16 am (1 year ago)

    The materials list is here, but no tutorial. :(


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