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Exposed zipper bags

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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 Other
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Cotton fat quarters, zips, remnants of fabric

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My local shops do not stock either batting nor fusible fleece, so I used a layer of thick cotton fused to heavyweight interfacing instead. The result is not very rigid, but it works. I also skipped the pull tabs for two of them. I encountered a few issues - my machine ( a Janome 8002DX) cannot handle much thickness of fabric, and doing the corners was tricky. Also I had to use my regular sewing machine when attaching the zippers- when I tried to feed the layers with my zipper sandwiched in the middle it just did not move and stayed on the same point. I tried several times without success - but as soon as the zipper was removed it fed through fine. If I can get my hand on fusible fleece I will give it another go, since I expect it would be thicker than my makeshift replacement and might help with the feeding.

04/20/2014 Flag