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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
Sizing Unisex
Style Cute, Casual
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What materials did you use? cotton fabric; fusible fleece; zipper

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What are you most proud of? I had so much fun making them--even with the frustration of many events of "unsewing"--They turned out so nice I want to make more for others. Eventually I hope to get the tensions perfect. But then that's what this project is for--learning how to use a serger. I feel its a great first project for this class.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Good material would probably work better than cheap. Use thread that matches the lining. (I used a green thread on my yellow lining because it was what I had--looked terrible), Pay attention to putting the tabs in--even raise them a little about the edge so they will be caught in the thread.

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They're adorable! I love the polka dots, but the quilting on the blue bag is just perfect. You did a wonderful job, even if your tensions needed a bit of adjusting. They're great!

03/18/2013 Flag