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A Recessed Zipper Tutorial for Beginners


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  • Construction
  • Zipper

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This 14 page Recessed Zipper Tutorial for Beginners includes step by step instructions as well as detailed pictorials. I recommend following the step by step instructions, and looking at the pictorials as you go. It doesn't take long to learn the technique, and if you do need to refer to the tutorial, it will be only for certain steps. This tutorial shows only how to sew and add a recessed zipper to the bag lining. The lining instructions are then followed according to the bag pattern you are using, I used a 4" wide recessed zipper, which to me is quite wide, but at the same time shows you clearly how it looks once finished. Your measurements will depend on your boxed corners as well as your preference! This is explained as well. If you would like to contact me, I can be reached at or I am quick to respond , so if you don't hear from me, please try me one more time. There definitely are glitches in the system these days! I've added two of my testers recessed zippers to the main picture, as well as three bags I've added the zipper to. The testers did an excellent job. The time was approximately 1 hr. 20 minutes for their first time using this tutorial. Kind regards, Linda

Recommended with this pattern

  • Fabric 4" (45" w), Interfacing 4", Zipper 2- 2 1/2" longer than width of bag.

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I began crafting years ago in the area of painting, decorating, card making, and basic sewing! I then didn't sew for approximately 15 years as I worked shift work and didn't have the time nor the energy. In 2014 I attempted to make a tote bag, through a free pattern on Craftsy. My love of bag making grew from there! At the same time I also started blogging. My e-mail addresses are: or should you have any questions regarding my tutorials. Thank you!