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Zip Away Shopping Bag


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This handy, zip-away shopping bag is perfect for keeping in your handbag or in the car for those unexpected purchases. Unzip the pouch to reveal a shopping bag with reinforced straps and a sturdy base. Learn clever new tips and tricks to insert a zip on a curved, structured base. Basic Sewing skills required. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 29cm x 36cm x 12cm (11 1/4" x 14" x 4 3/4")

Recommended with this pattern

  • Fabric for pouch (quilting cotton) - 40cm x 16cm (15 3/4" x 6 1/4")
  • Fabric for bag (quilting cotton or lighter) - 95cm x 112cm (or 1 yard of 44" wide)
  • 10cm x 33cm (4" x 13") fusible webbing (Vliesofix, Applifix, Heat&Bond etc

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You Sew Girl
You Sew Girl
Since picking up a needle and thread at the age of three, Nicole Mallalieu has been a passionate designer and maker of all things "textile". She graduated (in 1989) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, with a degree in Fashion, and has worked in Australia, England and Ireland, making clothing, hats, bags and furnishings. She has specialised in one-off, hand-finished bags and hats for exhibitions, commissions and boutiques and worked as a designer, patternmaker and product developer for the commercial market. Since returning to Australia in 2002, Nicole has designed and manufactured bag patterns in conjunction with teaching courses and workshops in patternmaking, sewing and bag making. She writes the occasional magazine article (Stitches, Get Creative, Homespun etc), vast amounts of student notes and her book "You SEW girl!" is currently available in all good book and craft shops. She doesn't sleep much and drinks about one in every five cups of tea that she makes.