Teeny Tiny Mini Zipper Pouch Keyring

Teeny tiny zipper pouch, coin purse or add to your key ring.

Here's a fun and easy little project that is perfect for beginners. It will help you learn some techniques like sewing zippers and boxing corners. It would also make a great gift to show off your sewing skills.

Sometimes you don't need a big bag.  Just something small enough to take a lip balm and a few notes and coins.  I made this tiny bag to keep on my key ring and thought you might like one too.  Uses just a tiny amount of fabric, so its a great scrap buster project.

Teeny tiny zipper pouch, coin purse or add to your key ring.


  • Finished size – about 3.5 long, 1.25 inches tall and 2.25 inches wide
  • Easy to scale pattern if you want a larger size
  • Super cute!
  • Great scrap buster – uses small pieces
  • Attach it to your keys, or use it for your kid's lunch money and attach to their school bag
  • Use it to hold a few essential inside your main purse, hygiene supplies, lipstick, tissues/wipes.
  • Makes great gifts and stocking stuffers

Teeny tiny zipper pouch, coin purse or add to your key ring.

Sew the Teeny Tiny Mini Zipper Pouch

Firstly, I apologize.  My camera packed in after just the first two photos.  There I was happily snapping away and had no idea the pictures weren't saving properly.

So for this tutorial, there is just a video.  But that's good anyway because everything is teeny tiny so its better for me to explain by showing you. It's quick and easy to sew, so it's not going to take you long to watch.

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Download the full PDF for the pattern and instructions.

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112 Responses to Teeny Tiny Mini Zipper Pouch Keyring

  1. Connie says:

    I love this little zipper pouch. I was so excited to make it I sent the kids to bed early. Lol! I only had a heavy duty zipper but it still is cute. Thanks for sharing your wonderful patterns and ideas. I recently got back into sewing after 20 years, I’m Loving it more now.

    Thanks Again!

  2. CeLynn says:

    Super cute little keyring pouch! This is on my list of to makes!

  3. Kelly Yulo-Yackel says:

    Love it!

  4. Sara says:

    So adorable! I am going to make a bunch as party favors for my daughter’s sleepover party. Thank you for the tutorial. Great job!

  5. Cindy Quinlan says:

    Thank you so much for this post Deb. That video was very well done and explained so well, I know I could make these little bags without a pattern and from memory. Great job on the vid. Awesome little bag. I’m going to make one for each of my daughters.

  6. Melinda Meehan says:

    this keychain is simply the cutest! I’m just learning to sew and was a little scared of a zipper but with everything explained so clear I aced it..thank you for sharing it and making it easy for even a beginner to follow. My granddaughter is going to love it for lunch money and I already have the colors picked out for the other 10 i’ll be making for other relatives. Looking forward to learning more ..love your page !

    • Deby Coles says:

      Yay! Well done on making a great job with your zipper. You’ll be getting plenty of practice by the time you’ve sewn another 10. Thanks for dropping in to let me know how you got on.

  7. Ana Perna says:

    This pattern is excellent and I’ve made 3 in less than 2 hours.

    • Deby Coles says:

      Great to hear Ana, well done. We’d all love to see what you’ve made. Would you take a picture and load it onto Craftsy, linking it to the pattern? Are they all for you or for gifts?

  8. I thought I had printed the instructions for this sweet little pouch, but can’t find it anywhere? and now the pdf download isn’t working and the video doesn’t say the size of the pieces?? help!! please

    • Deby Coles says:

      Hi Sandy. The good thing about Craftsy, once you’ve added a pattern to your library with them, its always there. So if you loose the pattern, have a computer crash etc, you can always find it again. Works the same for the free and the paid ones. If you log back into Craftsy and on the left hand side look for your pattern library and you’ll find it still there for you to download again if you need to. Hope this helps, but if you are still stuck, just let me know.

  9. Carrie says:

    Hi Debi…Just made the mini pouch tonight. Although I’ve been a quilter for years, this was my first attempt at anything non-quilt. I even learned that I have a zipper foot and how to use it. The final result was pretty darn good, which is saying a lot for your pattern and directions. So, thank you!

    • Deby Coles says:

      That’s great to hear Carrie. I’m glad it worked out and well done on the zipper – working in such a teeny tiny scale makes everything so much more difficult. Beautiful shop by the way.

  10. Franni V says:

    Another great pattern! These little pouches with the bigger clip would be absolutely perfect for the dog to carry her own plastic bags in attached to her lead! Probably room for a treat or two too.

    • Deby Coles says:

      That is an awesome idea Franni – I bet something like that would sell really well on Etsy. Just make it a little larger to take one of those rolls of the little doggie bags. Great thinking.

  11. Pat Rose Thompson says:

    Deby, it seems everytime I click on a pattern I love, it takes me to your site! Please don’t stop creating!
    Yours truly,
    Pat (a sincere fan)

    • Deby Coles says:

      Hi Pat and thanks for the kind words. I have a friend overseas who loves sewing and she says every time she puts some kind of sewing search into Google, my face keeps popping up – makes us both laugh. Good to have you following along.

  12. Lisa Bartup says:

    These are lovely, I made one for my locker money for the swimming pool. My husband has requested one and his friend wants one as well. I will be making for my daughters – in fact I can see myself making lots of them, great way to use up scraps! thank you for generously listing this free pattern on Craftsy 🙂

    • Deby Coles says:

      Thanks for sharing the photo of your teeny tiny pouch on the Facebook page here . Looks perfect for that. I think they would make nice gifts, especially filled with something special. Thank you for sharing.

  13. LMcFeely@ymail.com says:

    These are so cute. I made them for my two adult daughters as a gift from Mom on Mothers’s Day. Filled with kisses and Chapstick. Afteral, I would not be a Mom without them, right.

  14. Sharlene Casper says:

    I am making 20 of these little jewels for nurses week! As a gift to the nurses, a special key ring has been added to the pouches. Wish I could share a picture of a few. They are easy and hopefully will be enjoyed by our special nurses. I found a perfect clasp as well for the clipping inside of a purse.

  15. Sim Carmody says:

    What happens to the corners of fabric once you’ve made it into the boxed shape?

    • Deby Coles says:

      Those corners are just tucked inside the bag. If you wanted to, you could just hand-stitch them down at the points to the inside of the zip. But best not to cut them off or you’ll end up with a raw edge.

  16. Love this little key ring pouch!! I made 2 today!! So cute!! Will be making more!!

  17. anne says:

    Squeal! That is SOO cute!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for this evening that links to your tutorial:

  18. Janine Evans says:

    Such a cute little pouch! Can’t wait to whip some up for my girls.

  19. Natashalh says:

    Super cute! I love the colors and the small size could come in handy!

  20. This is just darling! Love the size and the fabric you used. Thank you for sharing at the party. Happy Easter! Blessings ~Deborah

  21. Emily Thompson says:

    oh that is so cute!! pinned! and thanks for linking up! I just made my own purse.. going to share it and the free pattern I created later this month ;o)

  22. Crystelle Boutique says:

    I love the teeny tiny size! So cute….. I just didn’t realize how small it was until I saw the picture with the money…. Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Pinning!! Happy Easter to you and yours…. 🙂
    “hugs” Crystelle

  23. Shelly Jack says:

    This is so cute! Love it!

  24. Love the great tutorial! My 3 children would love to have a teeny little pouch like this to hide their treasures in!
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at our Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us each Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST. Hope to see you again this Saturday!

    ~ Ashley

  25. Adorable!! I would be too chicken to try something that small!!

  26. Camila says:

    This is the cutest pouch ever Deby! I’m loving it and it’s so useful on a purse!

  27. Rebecca says:

    This is so cute! What a great idea for a little pouch.

  28. Karen Schulz says:

    visiting from sew can do. This is amazing. I adore it

  29. Diane says:

    Adorable! I can immediately think of about 12 people who would love to receive one of these as a gift…and they will!

    • Deby Coles says:

      I think the appeal for you might be wearing off once you’ve sewn that many, but at least you’ll still have plenty of fabric left over. I’ll be they will all look lovely lined up together.

  30. Tara Knight says:

    This is so so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Mandy says:

    I love sewing bags and this one is too cute! I love how practical it is as well. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Linda Southworth says:

    I am a chapstick fiend. Always have to carry it with me…everywhere. This little guy is perfect for keeping keys and my chapstick in one place. Thank you so much!

  33. Jan says:

    Forgot to ask you … what kind of fusible interfacing did you use for this pouch? Thank you.

    • Deby Coles says:

      I used Decor Bond, its thin and crisp and a bit paper-like. I only have access to two types, this one or another very light-weight floppy one that wouldn’t have given the shape I was looking for.

  34. Jan says:

    What a terrific video tutorial. Thank you so much.

  35. Diane says:

    Super cute and a great idea! Thanks very much for the tutorial.

  36. Amy Elliott says:

    I love this! Can’t wait to try it!

  37. lydiaf1963 says:

    Great tutorial! You made it look easy 🙂 Cute bag, too!

  38. smonakey says:

    That’s so cute! Can’t wait to sew it up. Thank you so much for the pattern. Ha – I actually wrote “sew much” first!

  39. Now that’s a cute little zippered pouch, Deby… very handy size!!!

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