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DIY Lisa Frank Zipper Coin Pouch

This is a project in my Back-to-School Lisa Frank series! So far I have made notebooks, folders, a pencil bag, supply tins and more. You could say that I am having a bit of fun!

Today I wanted to show you how I stitched up my own zipper coin pouch! For a fun finish, I also printed out one of my favorite Lisa Frank characters to add on.


  • Canvas or muslin fabric
  • 1 zipper (I used hot pink, but obviously any color works. Just make sure it is as long as you intend to make your bag.)
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Decoupage Adhesive
  • Paintbrush
  • Plate/bowl

1. Start off by cutting out the fabric for your bag! I chose a half circle shape for my bag, rather than a normal rectangle bag.
I cut out 2 7"x7" squares of muslin fabric and used a plate as a template to give the bottom a rounded edge.

2. Next you'll need to sew in the zipper! If you're unfamiliar with zippers, here is a really helpful tutorial for making a zipper pouch.

I didn't add a lining fabric into this pouch, but it wouldn't be hard to do following the tutorial linked above.

3. Fold your zipper pouch in half, wrong side out, making sure to leave the zipper halfway open.

Stitch along the outside edge with a 1/4" seam allowance.

4. Clip the curves and flip right side out through the zipper opening.

5. Print out your favorite cartoon character, clip art, design onto paper.

6. Slip a scrap of cardboard into the pouch (so the glue doesn't seep into the back fabric) and brush a decoupage adhesive onto the back of your paper clipart.

7. Adhere your design onto the zipper pouch, brushing over the front as well and allow to dry.

I loved the Lisa Frank "Peekaboo" Turtle when I was a kid, so I kinda love having a zippered bag inspired by that! I am such a 90's kid!

What character or design would you put on a bag??

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I'm Katie, the artist behind the blog Punk Projects. I love everything crafty, I drink tea all day long, I'm a bit of a nerd, and I usually have ink or paint on my hands.

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