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Zippered inner bag pocket. **UPDATE** If you'd like this tutorial (or any of my others) in PDF format click here.

Zippered inner bag pocket

Note: to view the PDF tutorial, you will need the latest Adobe Viewer program. Get the latest version of the viewer absolutely free by clicking on the button below: Here is a tutrorial for zippered pockets inside bags. They look smart, they prevent your valuables from going 'walkies', they make essentials such as lippy and your mirror easy to get at, and a girl can never have too many pockets in her bag! This one is for you Katie :) A zippered pocket in one of the lining pieces of my bag-to-be. Here's how I put it together Shopping list (as if you were buying from a shop, if not using stash fabrics 0.5 yard of fabric for pocket0.5 yard of Vilene Firm Iron-on1x 7" Zip Click on any of the pictures to make them bigger. 1.

Iron the same sized interfacing onto the wrong side of pocket pieces. Sew some stitches around the end of the zip to secure the zip halves (as shown in the pic) Sew a Zipper Opening in Your Purse or Handbag. Time for another tutorial!

Sew a Zipper Opening in Your Purse or Handbag

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. This is a zipper opening that is made in a gusset, that is open at each end. Meaning, the ends of the zipper are not sewn right into the side seams of your bag. Adding recessed top zipper to purse/bag -Tutorial. 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/bag -Tutorial

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. 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. Sew a Zipper Opening in Your Purse or Handbag. Easy Zippered Pocket Tutorial. Purses need pockets.

Easy Zippered Pocket Tutorial

Lots of them. Zippered pockets, slip pockets, we need them all. A zippered pocket is very easy to make and looks really sharp on the outside (or inside) of a purse. (I put one of these in my hobo bag from years ago and I’m still using it!) Here’s how to do it! ZIPPERED POCKET INSTRUCTIONS for a pocket measuring 10″w x 8″d with a 9″ zipper openingmust be constructed before the purse pieces are sewn together! 1. I used the fabulous new BEKKO home dec line (Michael Miller) coming out THIS MONTH! 2. 3. 4. CHECK: You should have a rectangle centered on your fabric 1″ from the top and measuring 3/8″ x 8 1/4″ Adding recessed top zipper to purse/bag -Tutorial. 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!) - (2) 15.5" x 18.25" outer fabric (or your own pattern) * If you use your own tote pattern, be sure to alter your lining pattern to account for the extra fabric above the zipper - you want your outer and inner pieces to match after you install the zipper. 1. 2. Lift the presser foot and pull the zipper to the other side of the foot. Back stitch at the beginning and end, by the zipper stops. Recessed Zipper How-To.