You will need the following to learn how to sew a zipper bag:**
2 pieces of 8x12 inch fabric
8x12 inch interfacing
7 inch zipper
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Layer the interfacing and one 8x 12 rectangle material on top of
each other so the right side is visible.
Iron together. Some interfacing is fused to the material with an
iron, some has to be sewn together. Read the instructions that
come with the interfacing to determine. Place the other piece of
material on top of the interfacing, right side up, so you have a
double sided piece of material. Pin in middle to secure
together. Set aside until the next lesson, where you
will learn about adding zippers.
Fold in half. Pin zipper to the top edge as shown in the picture.
~Note, if making different lining the zipper will go on top of the
Unzip the zipper half way. Start to sew and then move the zipper up
to the top and continue sewing. Pin zipper to opposite side.
Sew. Now pin sides and sew each side. Unzip zipper and turn right
**If you'd like a smaller zipper bag cut out interfacing and fabric
5x9 inches and use a 4 inch zipper.
Cut interfacing and fabric, 12x7 for a 6 inch zipper.
Boxed Zipper Bag
This method is great for making a larger zipper bag that has a more
boxed shaped to the bottom.
You will need:
2- 16x12 inch fabric
rectangle one for outside, one for lining
16 x12 inch rectangle of interfacing
12 inch zipper
Follow the directions the same as the zipper pouch above.
Holding your zipper bag with inside out. Pinch the bottom edge and
fold the opposite direction it normally lays at making a triangle.
Sew across the triangle from one edge to the other.