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« on: July 16, 2008 12:28:06 PM »

I usually do not have a problem with zippers....but I don't usually do them this close...so, for anyone out there who makes stuff like this...How?
The problem is mostly just at the zipper pull end (open end)...
Putting the zipper on the main was ok - but attaching the lining, well...not so much.
help please! btw...this end was last - I couldn't get it to work sewing continuous around - had to start & stop on either side.
 from the outside...
from the inside...
closed...
oh...and the whole thing...
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008 12:38:16 PM »

I like attaching the lining by hand so that I can maneuver around the zipper with greater accuracy. some people around here sew clutches in such a way that you can sew both the body and the lining with the zip and then turn it... i'll see if I can find the project I was thinking of.
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008 12:41:15 PM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=238305.0

like this one...I've seen more done this way and it does work pretty darn well IMO.

Good luck!
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008 01:00:55 PM »

Thanks Cheesy good tutorial...
I have done some that way...I guess I needed to add that the "Blob" applique thingy was one piece that wrapped around the side & I had to sew that side of the outside fabric to apply it first...makes everything wonky after that - but I didn't see how I'd get it on smoothly if it could be opened flat.
I may not be making sense..sorry
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008 02:05:40 PM »

oh that makes sense... sometimes large appliques like that do change the construction process. maybe working it by hand now will allow you to make it lay flatter a that seam by the pull.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008 03:45:08 PM »

I think I'll try another one this weekend...but I'm doing it your way - I'll post how it goes...although I do need to work on my handstitching - guess I'll start here  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008 05:14:57 PM »

How I do my lining in my purses w/zippers is that I will sandwich the zipper in between the lining & zipper then sew it. To sew the side seams, I will seperate the main fabric from the lining & sew them seperately. It works like a charm.

I do mine kind of like this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176509.0
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008 06:03:05 PM »

Thanks...great tutorial...haven't done it with the end tabs like that (yet!)...that method usually works for me...but what if one of the main side seams had to be sewn first?
I think that may have been my real problem....the Daisy Blob wraps around from the front to back as one piece (I had to fuse it one to be able to keep it in place while zigging the edges) - if I had the zipper first, I couldn't get the main flat for the fuse
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2008 09:14:27 AM »

Ok, now I got the complete picture (I wasn't paying attention the 1st time). Maybe sew everything then fuse the blob & hand sew it to the top. You really just need something decorative because it's already fused. Another option, might be to change the design of the blob. I know sometimes it's not always good for the design, but thought I'd throw that out.
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2008 04:13:28 PM »

go here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875.0 NOW!!!

IMO, this tute is the best zipper tute i've seen. its easy, fast and yields awesome results in pencil cases, clutches and little pouches. here ia a pouch i made this afternoon: does it look as good as I think it does? lol



ive tweaked the method a bit and have made it even easier for myself and if i can motivate myself, i will post a seperate tute of exactly how i do mine.

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