pdf Digital Download


Need help? Visit our Help Center »

Have you made this pattern?

Share with the Craftsy community.

About the designer

My name is Anna and I'm a designer and seamstress living in Rochester, NY.
I've always been the creative type, I like trying out all kinds of handicrafts and artwork, but I have to admit that it's ...

Read More » View all patterns by designer (30) »
Photo of charmed Liebling

recessed top zipper for a handbag

from charmed Liebling - be creative!
(9) Name: 'Sewing : recessed top zipper for a handbag
recessed top zipper for a handbag
recessed top zipper for a handbag
recessed top zipper for a handbag

Pattern Description:

--- PLEASE NOTE: this is a FREE tutorial from my website. You are welcome to check out this pattern and the instructions on my website by following the link above (right underneath the headline). For your convenience I decided to offer the complete tutorial as a PDF for download, if you prefer to have everything in one structured document.---

You are making the perfect bag but are still looking for a neat and professional closure? This tutorial will teach you how to add a recessed zipper to your bag. This is a sewing technique that you will love since you will be able to apply it to tons of other sewing projects!

The pdf file comes with 7 pages of instructions and 15 color photographs. All measurements are given in centimeters and inches.

--- If you are interested in the pattern of this handbag, the design is called "Rhine Valley Bag" and you can find it in my Craftsy shop as well ---

Please note that this pattern may not be republished or distributed without permission. However you are welcome to sell items made with this pattern. In this case I would appreciate if you gave me credit as the pattern designer.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Depends on the size of your bag. A formula is included in the tutorial


  • exterior or lining fabric
  • optional: fusible interfacing
  • zipper

You Will Also Need:

  • thread
  • tape measure
  • scissors
  • pins

Read blog or news article about this pattern »