How to make vinyl zipper cases that stand up

I love to organize, especially when my "organizing pieces" are gorgeous, like these colorful vinyl zipper cases.

Remember this tutorial?  

I use these in my sewing drawer to organize buttons, poms, ribbon, and more.

Let's make a variation, with boxed corners so it stands up on its own, plus let's have it  a little bigger for more shizzle.

Quilting acrylic templates
Scraps organizer 
Zipper holder
Snacky Treat organizer (it's a thing)
Travel Wet Case

Shoot you could use them anywhere-- I have one to store fruit roll ups in my pantry. (Don't judge me, those things are my FAVE!)

YOU NEED A TEFLON FOOT to sew vinyl with ease. For realz - it's worth the ten bucks, no joke. Watch my demo here:

New measurements for these bags:

Vinyl body pieces 16" W x 13" H
Fabric accents 16" W x 6" H
Interfacing 16" x 3"
Zipper tabs 2" x 3"

 CUT zipper 1" shorter in width than your bag 
**for this tutorial cut it to 15" long**

Make 2.5" boxed corners
Sew with a 1/2" seam allowance

Seam allowance 1/4"

Follow the steps exactly as they are in my first tutorial here, then add boxed corners at the very end, like this:

Here's a link to a video I made sewing a similar case:


Vinyl Santorini tote.

My Guide to Sewing Vinyl is here. It's worth a quick read if you're new to vinyl.

If you want to sew some more Vinyl bags, I have patterns and tutorials available for you, just click here or here to have a look. :)

(super easy)

I have tons of projects on my YouTube channel. 
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The Essentials TOTE pattern IS available in print! YAY! 

It's ready also a PDF in my Etsy shop, if you need instant gratification.  This large bag makes a great get-away bag (wink!)...

Vinyl available in my shops here and here.


  1. Hey
    A very good post on the zipper case. Many people are not aware of these. I have zipper cases and i love using them. No spilling issue and very easy to carry. The post has a lot of variety which is very good to see. I will surely buy soon.
    Thank you for posting.
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  2. Thanks for this resource! I have so many sewing projects that I’d like to do for myself, just not enough time, but I’d love to make one of these sometime!


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