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Exposed Zipper Bag

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Sushi 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, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? cotton, fusible fleece, polyester zipper

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What are you most proud of? I am proud of all things that I handmade.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? After doing a few of these, I realized that you don't need to serge the zipper to the bag; you can just sew using a straight stitch from the sewing machine as the zipper is encased between the layers of the outer fabric, fleece, and lining. You can still serge this part if you want, but you can save on thread. I serged the rest of the bag. I still having some trouble centering the tab when sewing up the sides. I must be mismarking the center or fabric shifts as I am sewing.

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You are a bag-making machine! They look great. To help with the tabs moving, sometimes I'll use two pins to hold it in place right next to the zipper. These two pins will only go thru the tab and the zipper side of the bag. It really helps it to stay put so it doesn't shift.

12/28/2012 Flag