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Topic: Put a zipper pocket in your Jordy Bag! (Tutorial)  (Read 99823 times)
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« on: July 01, 2004 05:55:28 PM »

Okay, so this is how I put a zipper pocket in a Jordy bag. You craftsters may very well have easier/better ways, and if so please share them on this thread.

Also, if something seems confusing please let me know. Zippers are kinda hard to sew and take practice, so don't get discouraged. Afterall one of the best inventions ever is the seam ripper...


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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2004 06:00:30 PM »



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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2004 06:42:02 PM »

Wow! Very impressive. My usual method consists of sewing one side of the (open) zipper directly to the lining fabric, and then sewing a finished pocket (a rectangle sewn right sides together, turned through a small hole) to the other side. The I just sew around the edge of the pocket, directly onto the lining.

 Its very easy but not as nice looking as the pocket you made sewing stars!  Grin

Also - I'm curious as to what kind of interfacing you use! Your bag looks so nice and sturdy Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2004 06:06:54 AM »

Hey Thanks.

I use fusable shirt collar interfacing. At Joann's it is the Pellon brand called ShirTailor« 950F. It works pretty well, but it takes time to iron it on because it doesn't adhere without a lot of heat.


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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2004 09:04:07 AM »

Thank you so much for this.  I'm just beginning to dip my toes into the world that is zippers, so this is helpful.  If I weren't at work I'd try it right now.  Great tutorial too.   Grin

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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2004 09:19:36 AM »

i love your tutorial! yay! i can't wait to try it out on another jordy bag this weekend.  Smiley

« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2004 08:35:29 AM »

Is the patch you have on the outside of your bag "The squirrel on fire" Patch?  I know this sounds like a weird question, but if you know the image, it makes sense.  Either way, I love it.  Zippers intimidate me.  But I am going to save your tutorial for future reference.  Thank you.
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2004 12:46:23 PM »

I design my own appliques and it is a jumping kitty on the front of the bag:


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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2004 05:10:06 PM »

That is such a funny little bag! I likes it!

Thanks for that tutorial, I am starting to do my Jordy bags (along with me Mum, who's the sewing expert... I just design the stuff hehe) and I know how essential inside pockets are, especially with zippers!

What's your applique made out of?  OH, nevermind, I saw the image, it's fabric tee hee  It's very cute though!

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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2004 12:31:11 AM »

Thanks! that's a great tutorial, zips and i aren't friends yet, but I'll give this a go soon. Very cute bag, love the kitty detail.
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