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How to sew a recessed zipper on a bag. I’ve been working on some new bag ideas and one of the areas of bag-making that has been a bit of a puzzle to me until recently is how to close the top of the bag.

How to sew a recessed zipper on a bag

Of course, not all bags need to be closed. Some simple tote bags are left open, and that’s just fine. How to sew a recessed zipper on a bag. How to Sew a Zipper Pouch Tutorial. Hey y’all – the theme for this month is Accessories, so I’m going to be kicking that off with a classic – how to sew a zipper pouch tutorial.

How to Sew a Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Today I’ve got both a written and video tutorial for you, so either way you prefer to learn, we’ve got it covered! BTW – I sewed the one in the video (in 15 minutes if you take out video set up time), forgot to photograph any of it, and so then decided to sew the 3 in the photos. How to Sew a Zipper Pouch Tutorial. Adding recessed top zipper to purse. As promised yesterday here I am with a tutorial to add top zipper to your purse.You know I always prefer purses with zippers,somehow they feel safer & I don't have to worry that something inappropriate may peek out at the wrong time;) Among top zippers,the most elegant & professional looking is recessed or sunken top zipper.

Adding recessed top zipper to purse

So without further ado ...............lets begin. When we make purses we usually cut outer & inner lining pieces equal,but as you can see here the lining is smaller.So first you prepare the outer pieces (don't join them yet) Now you decide how much recessed should your zipper be?????? To that measurement add 2 " & cut 2 pieces from the outer fabric with width equal to width of the top of the outer piece.This is what I mean............we will be sewing the zippers & lining to these pieces which I am going to call STRAPS.

Cut little angles at the inside ends of theses straps as you can see in the pics above.These angles ensure that the zipper ends don't become bulky. Adding recessed top zipper to purse. Sew a Zipper Opening in Your Purse. Time for another tutorial!

Sew a Zipper Opening in Your Purse

I've just finished adding instructions for a zipper opening into my Teardrop Bag pattern, and thought - Hey, what the heck, I should post this as a tutorial as well so that you fabulous sewers can add one to a bag of your own. I hope you like it, please leave a comment if you do! The pics were a bit wide for this blog so I couldn't use them full size, so you will have to click them to zoom in. Sew a Zipper Opening in Your Purse. Recessed Zipper How-To. I've had a few questions about how to install a recessed zipper closure on a handbag.

Recessed Zipper How-To

This has to be the longest tutorial written in the history of tutorials! I did my best to explain, but please let me know if anything is unclear. You Will Need: - (1) 14" zipper- (2) 15.5" x 2.5" inside upper fabric- (2) 15.5" x 16" inside lower fabric (I demonstrate using my own pattern, feel free to experiment!) Recessed Zipper How-To. Oh You Crafty Gal: Start Our Free Online Sewing Class For Beginners. Pages This Blog Linked From Here.

Oh You Crafty Gal: Start Our Free Online Sewing Class For Beginners

Oh You Crafty Gal: Start Our Free Online Sewing Class For Beginners. Beginner's Guide To Sewing : Beginner's Guide To Sewing. Beginner's Guide To Sewing : Beginner's Guide To Sewing. Craftsy: Learn It. Make It. B2 Buttons & Beads - Home. How to do the Chain Stitch: Free Tutorial on Craftsy. The chain stitch is a fun and versatile embroidery stitch that can be used for outlining, adding a border, or filling hand embroidery designs.

How to do the Chain Stitch: Free Tutorial on Craftsy

Its name reflects its appearance as each stitch is connected to the next just like links in a chain. A detached chain stitch is created using the same technique as the chain stitch only each link is separate and singular. The detached chain stitch is used when stitching the lazy daisy stitch, and this is most often used to construct the petals of flowers or leaves on vines. You can use the chain stitch to outline a design in place of a backstitch, split stitch or running stitch to give the design more depth and texture, or use it to create a border to frame a design. Personally, the chain stitch is one of my favorite stitches to use for outlining, filling and lettering in hand embroidery.