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Viewmaster Zip Bag!

Created in this Craftsy Course

Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch taught by Kristin Link

Take this free mini-class and learn how to make two cute bags with Kristin Link of Sew,Mama,Sew!

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Unisex
Style Mod, Hipster, Retro / Vintage, Cute, Casual
westcoastcrafty on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? I used Melody Miller's Viewmasters from her Ruby Star Rising collection, lined with Rashida Coleman-Hale's Tsuru cranes (the little tab is also Tsuru). I also used a vintage "Bermuda Sea" Coats & Clark zipper. I LOVE IT!!

westcoastcrafty on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I forgot to add the D-ring to the tab/strap until I had turned the bag right side out, and went back in, carefully opened the layers, added the D-ring, and re-stitched it all. I'm so glad I did, I've clipped the extra strap on several times and it makes it super useful as a clutch purse!

westcoastcrafty on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use a 1/4-inch foot for the top-stitching after you sew the zipper in. I LOVE my 1/4-inch foot for top-stitching, it's so nice to use a smaller one and not a big wide presser foot.

westcoastcrafty on craftsy.com

Love it! Great fabric, and like your modification of the handle. Thanks for the blog tip, I'd like to check out the different sizing options too.

02/13/2013 Flag

Thanks so much! Here, let me find the link with the size modifications. Kristin posted it as a class announcement. http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2013/01/front-zip-pouches-in-four-sizes/

02/13/2013 Flag

Tres sympa comme colori.

02/14/2013 Flag

Merci!

02/14/2013 Flag

I love yours!! I'm hoarding my Melody viewfinder fab I'm just as gaga over it now as I was when it first came out!

02/15/2013 Flag

Thanks Monica! I love yours with your gorgeous Winterkist, especially mixing the prints!!!

02/19/2013 Flag

Great bag. Love the fabrics.

02/17/2013 Flag

Thank you! I was so excited to use the Viewfinders!

02/19/2013 Flag