Created by: SweetJasmine
Project

Exposed Zipper Bag

What are you most proud of? Making use of my serger and learning how to do exposed zippers. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Serging over the zipper coil is difficult. I would rather lift the presser foot and move the needles over the zipper coil and resume serging. Then I would go back and straight stitch over the zipper coil using a sewing machine. The layers of fabric can also shift while serging so I would baste the layers using a sewing machine or the instructor suggested Wonder Tape to secure the layers before serging.

You Can Make This

SweetJasmine made Exposed Zipper Bag with:

Beginner Serging

Online Class

Beginner Serging

with Amy Alan

  • cotton fabric
  • fusible fleece
  • and polyester zipper

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Making use of my serger and learning how to do exposed zippers. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Serging over the zipper coil is difficult. I would rather lift the presser foot and move the needles over the zipper coil and resume serging. Then I would go back and straight stitch over the zipper coil using a sewing machine. The layers of fabric can also shift while serging so I would baste the layers using a sewing machine or the instructor suggested Wonder Tape to secure the layers before serging.

Q&A with SweetJasmine

Amy Alan asked:
Super cute bag! I also like how the red zipper stands out. Let me know when you find that zipper sale- I've used my stash making these bags!
SweetJasmine answered:
Thanks! I wait for Joann's notion sale or use multiple Joann's coupons to use on zippers at regular price.

Skill Level

Beginner