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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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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Cute
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What materials did you use? cotton fabric, fusible fleece, and polyester zipper

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What are you most proud of? Making use of my serger and learning how to do exposed zippers.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Serging over the zipper coil is difficult. I would rather lift the presser foot and move the needles over the zipper coil and resume serging. Then I would go back and straight stitch over the zipper coil using a sewing machine. The layers of fabric can also shift while serging so I would baste the layers using a sewing machine or the instructor suggested Wonder Tape to secure the layers before serging.

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Super cute bag! I also like how the red zipper stands out. Let me know when you find that zipper sale- I've used my stash making these bags!

12/21/2012 Flag

Thanks! I wait for Joann's notion sale or use multiple Joann's coupons to use on zippers at regular price.

12/22/2012 Flag

I usually do that, and stock up on machine needles as well! I've hear of a site called Zipit that's supposed to have nice zippers and ship and super fast, but I haven't tried them out yet.

12/22/2012 Flag

Oh, typos. *heard and *ship super fast - I should slow down with my typing! :)

12/22/2012 Flag

Oh, typos. *heard and *ship super fast - I should slow down with my typing! :)

12/22/2012 Flag

Great tip. Thanks. I need to get more zippers now too.

12/25/2012 Flag

Great tip. Thanks. I need to get more zippers now too.

12/25/2012 Flag

Very pretty fabric. Great bag.

12/25/2012 Flag