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Soft Pieced Box Bag : Zip Open

Created in this Craftsy Course

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 Women
Style Classic, Cute, Traditional
Malcolm McKay on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? 100% Cotton - scrappy to provide the amount of fabric required.

Malcolm McKay on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The application of the zip and how the haphazard method of piecing resulted in a reasonable result.

Malcolm McKay on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Decide on whether you want to use you Serger or Sewing Machine. I found my Janaome 744D wasn't powerful enough and didn't have the correct foot to make this project adequately. I've decided to keep my lovely Serger for projects without this amount of bulk. Be careful. Plan each step; cut accurately and approach with confidence.

Malcolm McKay on craftsy.com

You've ended up with a lovely bag. I found my serger didn't do very well and tend to use it for finishing seams and hems when dress making which is a shame but my Janome 7700 does everythingelse so I tend to use that.

09/12/2013 Flag

Yeah - my 6600 is marvellous. Will sew through anything though I do sometimes have problems with the bobbin thread knotting up when I sew thick areas of a seam.

09/12/2013 Flag

What a great project, love the colours and the piecing, well done.

09/12/2013 Flag

Thank you indeed

09/12/2013 Flag

I really do love the piecing on your bags- especially the blue line that meets up at the zipper tabs.

10/07/2013 Flag

Thank you Amy - I'm so complimented.

10/09/2013 Flag