Double Pocket Lined Zipper Bag {EASY}

In the past I have shared my Five Minute Zipper Bag tutorial which is the EASIEST way ever to sew a zipper bag! After many, many requests I made a lined version of the bag. This week I wanted to show a fun way to use that same idea to create a double pocket lined zipper bag.

You will need:
2-4 cotton fabrics (the outer fabric for the small pocket can be a directional print, the rest need to be non-directional prints)
2 zippers measuring at least 10 inches (do not use metal zippers)

Cutting Measurements:

Small pocket – 9.5 x 13 inches (one lining and one outer)
Large pocket – 9.5 x 21 inches (one lining and one outer)

Once your materials are cut watch the step-by-step video tutorial HERE to learn how to sew the bag together!

I absolutely love this bag and have come up with so many different things I want to use it for!  I know if Peyton sees it she will try to claim it for herself!  Let me know if you want to see more bag how tos and other projects using french seams.

If you give this tutorial a try please share a pic using #WhitneySews so I can see it!

Until next time, Happy Sewing!



  1. Marilyn Monroig says:

    Hi Thank you for your tutorials. Maybe is to much to ask. Would like to try a triple zipper bag with pocket on back.

    • Whitney says:

      Just have it right sides together before sewing up the sides. I recommend serging or zig zagging the edges, or cutting with pinking shears if you go that route. Then turn right sides out and it’s done.

    • Whitney says:

      It depends on the seam allowances you use on the french seams, but it will end up somewhere around 8 x 10

  2. denise HOSNER says:

    Hi, I would like to know an easy way to attach some kind of handle or strap for a child to carry it. Thanks! I\\\’m thinking like If they had a notepad in the bag and crayons in the front, etc..

  3. Grace Patane says:

    Another great bag, Whitney!
    I have made quite a few of the 5-minute bags, and I used the double sided quilted fabric, and they came out great! I can’t wait to try this one.
    Love your quick & easy tutorials!!!
    Grace Patane

    • Whitney says:

      Thank you! What a great idea to use quilted fabric! If I get my hands on some I’ll have to try it 🙂

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