Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Don't you just love this fabric? Inch worm Fabric sells it....Kona bay...gotta love it.

You start out with a piece of fabric 9" x 14", this can vary as to how big or small you want it.

Notice the is 11:19 a.m. You have your fabric, your zipper (yes this one is bigger than the material...all I had). Then you get your zipper foot.

Right side of the fabric to the right side of the zipper. You sew down the fabric to the end. Do this on both sides.

both sides done.

Now you top stitch both sides. I think the time says 11:25 a.m., you can click and see

Next is the hard part to try and have your zipper, you will fold the fabric at the zipper down, you can pin looks like you are going to take a small seam across the zipper (use to do this on all four sides but found that you can just fold both sides in and just sew across the zipper down...saves a lot of steps)

Next you are going to take the folded part and turn you will actually have the zipper and the side fabric....your zipper is folded in two with the zipper in the down direction.

Does this show you any better?

so then you just backstitch and sew all the way down your fabric...this is where I broke my needle so make sure the metal end of the zipper is out of the way...this cost me a minute. Be sure you do the other side the same way. You are wondering why do this? It keeps the end of the zipper from flipping up and getting in the way when you open the bag or close it.

Make a triangle at the bottom, mark sure to backstitch at beginning and ending.
You don't have to do this next part, you can just leave the edges but I like the square edge. So I marked the fabric about 1 1/2 inch across....and sew.... Do the other side the same.

Clip and you are done. Now, I serge my don't have to, you can just use a zig zag stitch if you want to.

The time says 11:35 a.m. That was sixteen would have been 15 but had broken needle.... You can even get it done faster if you are not stopping and taking pictures every few minutes. So good luck, you have any questions, just email me.

The fabric I used was a canvas. You might want to sandwich and stipple two regular pieces of fabric before cutting to size and sewing...the kona fabric cosmetic case above was stippled...just gives it more strength.


  1. I think I get it, but will have to try it. Could you show a photo of the top of the bag at the zipper end? Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Great pictures and looks easy to make. Thanks.


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