Monday, May 25, 2015

easy lined zippy bag


remember these?  yeah I cut some 5 inch charms into 2 1/2 x 5 strips
and sewed 5 together
made TWO of these in the same colors not necessarily in the
same fabrics



I chose a small piece of coordinating fabric


cut out 2- 3inch strips by 10 1/2 (the length of the sewn strips in case your
seam is different)
and sewed one to each for the tops


the piece I cut off was big enough for the ends of the zipper
they were about 1 1/2 x 3  and I folded in the ends
and then folded in half and pressed


then carefully stitched to the end of the zipper


and one to the other end after I opened up the zipper
be careful sewing over the zipper teeth. I go slow and
even hand crank through that part


your zipper should look like this when done
and it should be about the same size as your piece




Now this part is important!
LAY OUT THE LINING PIECE RIGHT SIDE UP
(my piece I cut 10 1/2 x the size of your front and back)
LAY THE ZIPPER ON TOP LIKE SO



THEN PLACE THE FRONT OF THE BAG ON TOP 
RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER
SEW ON THE TOP near the zipper edge



then fold it back and topstitch it down.......
we will do the same thing with the other side too!

to be continued..............

2 comments:

  1. Oh how great--did you post this pour moi? I am so zipper challenged--very nice --love that big flowery fabric on the left!! Hugs, Julierose

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  2. Very nice bag. Love the fabrics you chose.

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