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Project

Trisher's Box Bag

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I still have hair left in my head (ha ha). This was a challenge, but after two zipper rip-outs and a broken needle I'm done! Next one should go together more smoothly. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure the zipper is REALLY long! I tried first with a 14 inch zipper and it didn't give me enough room to slide in from the side. I lfound using a 20 inch zipper.

What you will need

  • quilting cotton
  • zipper
  • thread

Q&A with trisher

Christine F. asked:
Looking at your finished bag, one could never tell that you had such difficulties with the zipper at first. It looks great! I buy 22" zippers for ALL of my projects and then cut them to size. I find that long zippers are so much easier to insert (and my fabric store purchases them in bulk and sells them for $0.75 a piece).
trisher answered:
Thank you so much! I will keep my eyes open for bargains on long zippers!