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Topic: TUTORIAL: Make a Lined Zippered Pouch  (Read 531524 times)
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Bond Girl
« Reply #400 on: May 13, 2007 09:44:09 PM »

I love your fabrics too!  And great work on the pouches Wink
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« Reply #401 on: May 14, 2007 07:57:35 AM »

Does anyone else have problems sewing across the zipper in the final assembly?  If the zipper is the wrong size and you have to shorten it (with zigzag across the zipper and cutting off the extra), then in Step 9, when you fold lining-to-lining and exterior-to-exterior, you have to sew across the zipper which is now kind of bent in half.  I broke a sewing machine - not just the needle - doing one of these!

Just wondered if I was the only one with this problem.  Perhaps I am doing something wrong.  Maybe I could try the tabs at the end of the zipper and make the zipper even shorter to avoid this?
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« Reply #402 on: May 14, 2007 09:30:43 AM »

Does anyone else have problems sewing across the zipper in the final assembly?  If the zipper is the wrong size and you have to shorten it (with zigzag across the zipper and cutting off the extra), then in Step 9, when you fold lining-to-lining and exterior-to-exterior, you have to sew across the zipper which is now kind of bent in half.  I broke a sewing machine - not just the needle - doing one of these!

Just wondered if I was the only one with this problem.  Perhaps I am doing something wrong.  Maybe I could try the tabs at the end of the zipper and make the zipper even shorter to avoid this?

if anyone does know how to shorten a zipper I'd love to hear how its done!
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« Reply #403 on: May 14, 2007 10:21:47 AM »

if anyone does know how to shorten a zipper I'd love to hear how its done!
Craftzine.com blog:  HOW TO - Shorten a Zipper
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« Reply #404 on: May 14, 2007 10:53:57 AM »

Yay! I'm so excited now! I wanted to create a Jordy with a matching pouch for my phone and chapstick, and I now know how! Awesome! Thank you very much Smiley
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« Reply #405 on: May 14, 2007 11:19:12 AM »

if anyone does know how to shorten a zipper I'd love to hear how its done!
Craftzine.com blog:  HOW TO - Shorten a Zipper

oh my gosh!! pliers!!! that is so low fi and fabulous . . . it never would have occurred to me!!! thanks so much!!!
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betty bat
« Reply #406 on: May 14, 2007 12:08:01 PM »

Here's another link on shortening zippers (in fact, it includes "Everything you wanted to know about zippers"):
http://www.questoutfitters.com/zipper_tips.htm

I found it by following the first zipper-shortening link.  That gave a reference to something called a "zipper wedge".  It turns out that's the official name for what people were talking about on how to make the corners of your zipper bags look squarer.  It's a little tab that you sew on the end of the zipper.  There's an official name for everything, I guess. 
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« Reply #407 on: May 14, 2007 04:45:53 PM »

I made a tiny zippered pouch last night!

It was so freaking easy. I'm still a really crappy sewer though, but I can only imagine once I learn some sewing skills, no one will be able to stop me from churning out tons and tons of tiny, cute zippered pouches.

Onto the photos--


ENTIRE VIEW-I tried to be cutesy with the buttons but they didn't turn out how I wanted. Which was mostly, cute. They look not random and they're too much in the corner.


LINING-It isn't as neony-pale blue as the image looks. It matches the polka dots on the front though.


CLOSE UP-I have an inkling I'll be making a bunch more of these.
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« Reply #408 on: May 14, 2007 06:48:58 PM »

well i think it is absolutely adorable.  i like the buttons!

RubyPurl, those pouches are fantastic.  I lurve the fabrics you used.
I love your fabrics too!  And great work on the pouches Wink

Thanks guys!!  Grin
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« Reply #409 on: May 14, 2007 09:04:05 PM »

you guys are fantabulous... i now know everything i possibly needed to know.... zippers beware!  thank you.  i have a coin purse i've been wanting to make but too chicken to try.  no more!  Yay!!
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