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Topic: Put a zipper pocket in your Jordy Bag! (Tutorial)  (Read 99625 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2004 01:10:24 AM »

wow i sooooo awesome. I have to try this! yay now I'm all excited.

and that bag is so cute cool.  Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2004 07:05:16 AM »

i put in my first zipper ever for my new jordy bag in the process last night and it didnt turn out too bad. not quite as nice as yours sewing stars..  Smiley 

i have a quick question... excuse my verbage..i'm still new so hopefully what i'm asking will make some sense.

while i'm sewing the zipper to any part of the fabric, the foot of the sewing machine seems to get in the way of the zipper itself (not the zipper head) it pushes the fabric further out than i would want it to be.. is there anyway of getting around this. obviously lifting the foot causes the thread to bundle up..so i find myself shoving the fabric and zipper thru the machine.. very frustrating. hmm.. anyone know what i can do? or maybe it's just my technique that isn't working.

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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2004 07:27:13 AM »

Are you using a zipper foot?  They kind of look like half of a normal sewing machine foot, one of the 'toes' is missing so you can skooch the zipper up closer to the needle.
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2004 07:29:35 AM »

oh my gosh. i feel like such a loser. hahah.. that's probably it. obviously i'm not a professional...can ya tell? thank you so much. honestly i had no clue there was such a thing.

thanks again. that will definitely solve it.  Cheesy i'm so silly.

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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2004 08:54:05 AM »

(Read the note at the bottom of my instructions....)

I don't have a zipper foot either, or if I do I have no idea where it is...But basically pin the pocket in place, have the zipper head towards you/in front of the presser foot and sew about halfway across and leave your needle in the down position, so you don't loose the thread or stitch, and lift your presser foot. Then reach between the layers and pull the zipper out of the way by pulling the zipper head behind the needle and presser foot out of the way. The fabric and the zipper flap will no longer be distorted and sew the rest of the way down.

Does that make sense?

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« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2004 11:04:29 AM »

sewing stars: i basically ended up doing that also. it seems as though the foot is resting on the fabric so close that even the path of the zipper gets in the way. the side fabric of the zipper just isn't wide enough so i end up having to shove a fraction of the path of the zipper underneath the foot along with my pocket/fabric to get them to sew together.

i may just need more practice.  Roll Eyes

in any event.. i have a pocket now in my purse and i have you to thank!! yay! thanks for your reply as well.  Cheesy

« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2004 06:05:52 PM »

Wow  Shocked, I am so cunfused, I will have to study taht more carefully. I will try this at some point though, it looks awesome

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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2004 04:11:34 PM »

I was a little confused by some of the details but the overall idea is clear enough, thanks for the pics and taking the time out to do a complete tutorial!

« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2004 05:23:25 AM »

 Shocked I'm really impressed!

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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2004 08:46:41 PM »

i'm so glad the pics are back up.  i wanted to try this out.  thanks for the tips! 
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