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Zip Box Bag

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
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Mod, Hipster, Funky
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Adorable! I like them both- but the one on the right is my favorite. It's such fun fabric!

12/26/2012 Flag

Thank you, Amy. I am still having some issues going over the zipper and getting side stitching looking good (skipping some stitches with the left hand needle especially). I watched the segment again and am going to do again. Also, I was cutting with the knife, not just riding next to it.. One more time!

12/26/2012 Flag

The skipped stitches are a sign that you need a new needle. Because you're serging over something thicker (the zipper tape, specifically), you may want to use a thicker needle, if your machine allows that. Sewing s-l-o-w-l-y over the zipper ends is still my best advice for those. The coil ends can create some "interesting" tension effects! ;)

12/27/2012 Flag