Sunday, June 24, 2012

How to sew a pocket zipper

i only recently started installing zippers this way but i think i like it; it can be really useful for making wallets and bags.

first start by applying interfacing to the outer fabric where you will install the zipper.  then mark a rectangle where you want the zipper to be.  the zipper i used for this is 4" and i marked a rectangle that is 4"x0.5".  then place the outer and lining fabric right sides together, and sew around the rectangle using a smaller stitch.  then clip the inside of the rectangle get the corners as close to the stitches as you can without actually cutting them.  flip inside out and press.  then line up and pin your zipper in place, and top stitch all the way around.

and that's it!  i used this tutorial to make this travel kit.  do you have any projects that could use an extra zippered pocket?

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  1. I have never sewed a zipper. I always figured it would be too much trouble. This looks absolutely doable. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I am going to keep this on hand. I have some sewing projects on my list that might be much improved with a cool zipper pocket!

  2. Adorei o tutorial!!! Te encontrei no face da Singer! Parabéns...

  3. Ok i think I'm missing something? Is the rest of the the fabric sewed already or you do this first then sew the pouche, purse ect. Then turn?


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