Exposed Zipper Bag

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I used what I had on hand, which wasn't fusible fleece, but craftfuse. I also didn't have a nylon zipper. I think that the zipper was polyester, so I was cautious serging around it. I did need to reinforce the seam with my sewing machine...because I think that I was too cautious :-) I really like it, it is the first time I was able to use my serger on a project without feeling like I didn't understand what to do. Thank you Amy!!!! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Give it a shot!!! Don't be afraid :-)

What you will need

  • Amy Butler fabric
  • and I iron on vinyl to the lining fabric

Q&A with JenShinn

Amy Alan asked:
Beautiful! I really love the double pull zipper. How handy! Did you buy a longer zipper to keep the pulls out of the way, or have any issue serging around them?
JenShinn answered:
The zipper was the only one over 7" that I had :-) I was super nervous about serging over them. So much so that I put the end of the zipper on one side so I one had to go thru teeth on one side. I think that I am gonna make another with a shorter zipper and use fabric to extend the length to the end.

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