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Zip and Go

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Zip and Go
Zip and Go Perfect for a passport
Zip and Go
Zip and Go
Zip and Go Kindle fits in front pocket
Zip and Go

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • How to use your sewing machine: How to change your stitch length, seam allowances, etc.

Pattern Description:

This might be one of the most stress-free bags you'll ever sew. It's simple to make, it's simple to cut out, it's FAST and it doesn't use up a ton of your precious fabric. The lining is completely hidden, so use a bright coordinating solid to save money! I wanted a super fast alternative to the Two Zip Hipster and Daytripper. While neither of them is particularly difficult, they are a bit too complex to be appropriate for that gift you needed yesterday. Making a dozen of these for your Etsy shop won't break the bank or be a total time suck. I LOVE that. And so will you.

I've been using mine for grocery shopping, because it's hands free and I don't need to keep track of my purse in the cart. It's a little bigger than the Essential Wristlet, and will hold your phone, keys and wallet. It's also perfect for travelling and will keep your passport safe and on you at all times. My basic Kindle (no case) fits in the front pocket, and an iPad mini fits in the main pocket. Since it's all rectangles, you could easily add inches to make the bag wider or longer as needed.

Instructions are included for strap widths from 1/4? to 1?, so you don't need to track down specific sized hardware. Add a fixed strap or a removable strap, which is nice for when you want to tuck the purse into a larger tote and not deal with the strap getting tangled. Make it adjustable for gifts or not, if it's just for you!

There are no raw edges. You will turn it through an opening in the lining just like any other purse.

Perfect for teens and younger girls, too!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This purse has one main zipper and a zippered pocket.
  • Approximately 9.5" tall and 7.5" wide with a 30" to 55" adjustable strap.


  • Main fabric: 1 yard (You need 30? for the strap, there will be plenty of fabric left over.)
  • Lining fabric: 1/3 yard
  • 20" woven fusible interfacing: 1 yard (Recommended: Pellon SF-101)
  • 20" heavyweight sew-in interfacing: 1/3 yard (Recommended: Pellon SF-725, Pellon 50 - You need one 8.5? x 10.5? piece)
  • Hardware: Adjustable slider + 2 rectangle rings -OR- Adjustable slider + 2 sets of lobster clasps & D-rings
  • Two 10? or longer nylon zipper (I highly recommend YKK zippers)
  • Size 80/12 or 90/14 Microtex/Sharp needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Marking tools such as chalk or an air erasable marker
  • Matching thread
  • Ruler (A rotary cutter & mat are extremely helpful)
  • Sharp scissors to trim away batting and interfacing

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