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« on: September 30, 2012 01:31:14 PM »

Believe it or not, this time last year, I was still a zipper virgin! For some odd reason, setting a zipper intimidated the heck out of me, but NO MORE!

I thought I would share my latest creation in the hopes that those of You who want an easy project to play with a zipper.  Cheesy

Circular Ear Bud Carrier


http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1991.jpg

Items Needed

2 complimentary fabrics - less than half of a fat quarter of each
1 zipper - at least 3-4" longer than the project
fusible interfacing - I used heavy weight but a medium weight would work just as well.
1 D ring - a key chain ring would also work for this
matching thread

Pattern is attached below!


1. Cut out fabric and interfacing pieces as stated on the pattern.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1965.jpg

2. Fuse the interfacing to the exterior fabric according to the manufacturer's instructions.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1966.jpg

3. Iron the tab piece in half lengthwise.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1967.jpg

4. Fold one of the long edges down to meet the previously ironed edge and iron that. Do the same on the other side.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1968.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1969.jpg

5. Stitch down both sides at a 1/8" seam allowance.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1972.jpg

6. Sandwich the zipper between one half circle of exterior (with fused side on the outside) and lining fabric in the middle of the length of the zipper. (Do Not Unzip the Zipper!) Stitch this down.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1973.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1974.jpg

7. Pull the exterior fabric and the lining the other direction. Iron flat.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1975.jpg

8. Sandwich the other side of the zipper with the fabrics. Make sure that your pretty exterior fabric is on the right side. Also, make sure the outside edges are in line with the set that you just sewed down.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1977.jpg

9. Iron down these pieces just as you did in Step 7. Then, top stitch along the zipper.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1979.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1980.jpg

10. Fold your sewn tab piece in half and insert your D ring.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1981.jpg

11. Pin folded tab into place in line with the end of the zipper. (If the zipper is pulled shut, the tab should be at the opposite end.) Yes, the tab is longer than needed. The longer length is easier to work with than shorter. You can adjust the length shorter if you wish. I just trim the excess after I've sewn it down.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1982.jpg

12. Pull the zipper down to the middle of the circle.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1983.jpg

13. Now, layer the full circle exterior fabric face down on top, followed with the lining. (Lining should be face up if it is patterned!) Pin around the circle. I like to pin very close to the zipper and tab so that they cannot shift as I sew.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1984.jpg

14. Sew around the circle. I like to go back over both the tab and the zipper several times to make sure that they are secure. When you're finished stitching, trim the excess zipper and tab.

If you have never sewn a circle, go slowly so that you can make a smooth circle. If you go too fast, your circle comes out more octogonish! Wink
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1985.jpg

15. Zig zag around the circle to secure all of the edges.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1987.jpg

16. You can clip along the edge if you wish to make sure you get a good turned edge. Some people think this isn't necessary. If you do clip, I wouldn't clip the zipper or tab and I'd space the clips about 1/2" apart.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1989.jpg

17. Turn the pouch right side out. Be careful of the pin holding the D ring down!
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1990.jpg
You can use a closed pair of scissors to push all of the edges out if you want.

18. Top stitch around the circle and you're done!
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/IMG_1991.jpg

If you give this project a go, I'd love to see your creations! Cheesy



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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012 01:32:49 PM »

BRB with the pattern attachment. My laptop is making me restart. *sigh* - DONE!

I actually did a better job of editing my photos but PBucket has been misbehaving lately. :/
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012 01:47:46 PM »

 Those would make nice stocking stuffers and I like the leafy fabric!
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012 01:49:11 PM »

Didn't you send me that fabric gozer?  Wink

Once you have everything at hand, this project goes really fast. I could make 3-4 of these in an hour if I didn't have interruptions.
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012 01:49:52 PM »

Very cute. I love it. But although I'm not a zipper virgin, I still dislike adding them to anything. You rocked this one out.
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012 03:19:53 PM »

Thanks so much for this, I'm going to give it a try!
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012 07:39:10 PM »

I looked at the PDF of the pattern but there are no measurements.  What is the diameter of the circle and how long/wide is the tab piece?
This is a cute project.
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2012 07:47:22 PM »

You can print the attachment to have the exact measurements. I'm headed to bed atm so I'll measure those up tomorrow evening.
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2012 06:59:41 AM »

I made this in like 20 minutes! This has got to be the easiest zipper bag I've ever made. And I didn't even download the pattern. I just used the largest circle from the Fiskars shape cutter thing to draw my circles, and a piece of ribbon as the tab. The top stitching was a little difficult on this one because of the layers and the thickness. But once or twice making this and I can see these in ALL the stockings this year.
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