I will not go into the actual pouch making but just the insertion of the zip. So here is the secret to successfully getting the zip in without any bad thoughts or words flying around your sewing room.
Make sure that the zip is longer than the intended pouch but have it closed all the way and sew in. This is what it will look like when in from the top. As you can see the zip pull is nowhere along the area that you are stitching
Just give a quick press and you are ready for the next step which is to top sew down both sides to keep the lining in place.
Next step is to bring the zip pull into the middle of the pouch - this is most important as you will cut off the zip pull if you do not - and sew cross the zip where it meets the ends of the fabric. Once you have sewn across the zip at both ends you then trim off the zip to fit the pouch size.
Then proceed to finish off your pouch with a perfectly non fiddly inserted zip. I hope the above helps anyone else who finds putting zips in purses etc difficult.
Now as you know the first Friday night of the month is always FNWF run by Cheryll at Gone Stitchin" and last night I decided to do a little knitting just for a change. I was inspired by Cheryll last month when she showed us her pretty beanies. Being the slow knitter that I am the thought was I could start a beanie for Miss M for next year and it may be finished in time.....LOL. I still have a long way to go.
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Happy sewing all
Thanks for the zip tips They put fear into my heart too
You did a great job
Karen, That's a nice little zipper tutorial. I love the fabric and color of zipper you've chosen for the project. They look stunning together. Have fun with your beanie! Happy knitting! Andrea
Hi Karen wow thats a great way of popping a zip in,so glad you are not scared of zips now,and well down for starting a beanie xx
Wow thanks for the tip on inserting zips yours looks wonderful !
It is a great tutorial, Karen. Enjoy your beanie, I am sure it will turn out great!!! Kisses, my friend.
Oh I also don't like putting zips in but this looks easy.. Will try thanks..
Lovely start to your knitting..
Your zip tutorial is brilliant, there will be alot of people using that technique now. Thanks for sharing :)
There are so many ways and even more tutorials for making zippered pouches. I am glad you found one that worked for you. The result is just a perfect neat little pouch :-) I agree they are like potato chips - you cannot stop at one.
That certainly does make putting in a zipper easier! I love the fabric that you used for the bag. So pretty!!
Thanks for the great zip tips - really useful and great to follow x
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