Ziploc Baggie Cover Tutorial

Ziploc quart bag (freezer bag works best)

Cotton material works well but I used duck cloth in my sample

Invisible or matching thread and bobbin (I used white for the tutorial to show the stitches)

Marking pen

6 ” Grosgrain ribbon

Note:  The embroidery design I used is from Embroidery Library.

Cut 2 pieces of material 8 ¼ x 11.  Measure down 2 inches from the top of the bag and mark a line across the wrong side of both pieces.  Fold fabric down to the marked line and press.

Fold fabric down 1/4″ twice and stitch to conceal raw edges.  Hint:  If you stitch a 1/4″ line and then fold down the material on that line, it makes it easier and more accurate. 

Then fold down to the marked line and top stitch over the same line.

Add any embroidery or decorative trim to the right side  of the bag.

  Place right sides together, pin and stitch with a 3/8”seam on the 2 sides of the bag and across the bottom.  Trim your corners.

Turn the fabric bag inside out and poke the corners.  Next, take the ribbon, fold it over and pin it to the top left corner of the inside of the bag and stitch in place.

Then take the freezer Ziploc baggie and place it inside the fabric bag.  Wrong side of fabric bag to right side of plastic bag.

Match the side seams of the two bags and pin in place.

Attach the plastic bag to the fabric bag with ¼” seam, stitching on the baggie itself.

You are all done!  Now wasn’t that easy?  These are so quick and fun to make – they are very addictive!  Can’t you just think of all the possibilities?


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heather
    May 11, 2012 @ 22:51:49

    Such a neat idea, had fun looking at all your projects. I’m in a yahoo group with you…..


  2. Nina Gilbert
    Sep 25, 2011 @ 17:27:26

    You do such good work. Pleas let me know when you will be close to Alabama. I want to try the ziplock bag for sure as well as all your other projects. I am new to sewing and embroidery but love both.


  3. Phyllis
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 07:41:10

    Glad I found your site. All your projects are great.. I’ve been to a Martha Pullen school a few years back and it was the best class I ever took.. Teachers are so helpful and the projects are amazing. I know your experience teaching there will remain a special memory. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Janice Hollis
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 10:54:52

    Michelle, I loved all the things you made at the Martha Pullen show in Dallas. I am about to try your Spiral Notebook Cover. Then I am going to make some of the snack bags. Can you tell me where you got the goldfish appliqye? Thanks so much for your creative ideas! Janice


  5. nancy
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 22:57:06

    thank you so much for letting me know this, I ordered patterns for the mesh bags and can’t wait to do your snack bag. Please let me know when you start selling your patterns as i will the first in line. Thank you for sharing and for the beautiful work.


    • sewmichelle
      Jun 01, 2011 @ 23:21:42


      Thank you for the kind words. I am thrilled to hear you ordered the patterns for the vinyl coated mesh bags. You will enjoy stitching those. I am working on another screen bag and hope to have it posted later this week.


  6. nancy
    May 30, 2011 @ 09:31:13

    Hi i love your bags did you have patterns and where did you find the dog on the snacks and the dragon fly. I saw you on plant applicate and really do like your blog. thank you for the tutorital


    • sewmichelle
      May 30, 2011 @ 12:58:56

      The doggie with the bone is from Smart Needle (Dogs and Cats) isn’t he the cutest? I love their designs. The dragon fly on the pink and green tote bag on the inside is from Anita Goodesigns and the adorable ones next to the name is from Sew Sewell. Thanks for the sweet comment.


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