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Exposed zipper bag

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Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques taught by Amy Alan

Take your serger out of the closet! Learn the fundamental setup stitches, then make three posh projects: an exposed zipper bag, an ombré ruffled apron and a striped knit scarf.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Other
Style Classic, Cute, Whimsical, Casual
InLoveWithLinen on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Quilting cotton, fusible fleece, zipper.

InLoveWithLinen on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That I systematically explored all the stitches and played around with the tensions before I started the project. Also after having to unpick each side of the zipper once, that I managed to get it right and almost even :o)

InLoveWithLinen on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Perhaps to make the tabs a bit longer so that the raw edges stick out beyond the seam line, or to use some dissolving double sided stick tape to keep them in place. You have to remove your pins before they hit the blades and that's quite a way in front of the needles. My tab had slipped without me being able to see it, tape or a longer tab might have prevented this.

InLoveWithLinen on craftsy.com

It looks beautiful, Mandy! Have you ever heard of Wash-Away Wonder Tape? It may be just the tape you're looking for for your tabs (and it can be used on the zipper too). Great job!

07/05/2013 Flag

Thanks Amy, I'm happy with how it turned out and imagine I will be making more of these. I could have mixed up the name of the tape to be honest because I threw away the outer packaging, but it is a double sided soluble tape which might just do the trick.

07/05/2013 Flag

Thanks Amy, I'm happy with how it turned out and imagine I will be making more of these. I could have mixed up the name of the tape to be honest because I threw away the outer packaging, but it is a double sided soluble tape which might just do the trick.

07/05/2013 Flag

Super cute!!!

07/05/2013 Flag

Thanks Jill

07/06/2013 Flag

I really like the fabric you chose. The bright zipper makes it look even cuter.

08/10/2013 Flag