Continuous Zipper Pouch Tutorial and Pattern

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Continuous Zipper Pouch Tutorial and Pattern img_2382img_2380This zipper pouch looks very unique without being difficult to sew. It is fully lined for even more design options. It opens fully so you can see everything inside.

Here is what you will need;

Tools

scissors

sewing machine

pins

iron/ironing board

Materials

2 pieces of 8 1/2″x 11″ cotton fabric

Zipper  24″ long or longer

Thread

1 piece of 8 1/2″x 11″ Iron on interfacing

Pattern continuous-zipper-pouch

 

Lets get started

cutt-bottom-of-zipper-off

You will need to separate the zipper. I had to cut off the end of this one to separate it.

zip-offStill more prep of the zipper

zipper

Once it is separated cut one piece to length 23 3/4″ .

interfacing

Adhere the iron-on-interfacing to the back of the lining  fabric.

It usually takes a dry iron and press cloth, but fallow directions of the one you buy.

linner-cut

Once you have them together cut out from the pattern.

cut-fabric

Cut one of face.

pinn-zipper-around

Pin the zipper into place as shown. Notice how the pins face long ways. Also the directions the pin heads face will save aggravation. you can easily pull them as you sew.

the zipper may be slightly long or short depending on how accurately you cut. Just make them even at the bottom.

pin-zipper-in

Pin so the zipper is even with the fabric.

baist-zipper

Using a zipper foot sew down the center of the zipper tape. Use a slightly longer stitch length. This is just the first pass.

basted-zipper

This is what you will have. See how it curls at the corners? clipping will help it lay flat.

clip

Don’t snip your stitches.

clip-zipNow it lays flatter.

right-sides

Layer right sides together.

some-pins

Pin the Flat sides first. Leave the bottom open.

all-the-pins

Pin the corners last.

stitch-closer

If you can move the needle position closer to the zipper.

pull-pin

Try not to remove the pins until you get close to it.

second-stitch

Here is what it will look like.

notch

Snip v shapes in the curves so it lays flatter when it is turned.

Don’t snip the thread!

turned

Turn it out.

press

Press flat.

flatflip-the-foot

top stitch with matching thread for best result. mistakes will be less noticeable,

turning-corner

You may need to lift the presser foot and turn to get around the curves.

topstitch-detail

What you get when you are pacent

zipper-starting

Work the pull onto the zipper. This is NOT EASY! It is worth it though. No trick just have to mess with it. zipped-together

As long as it is close the bottom does not have to be perfect.

insideout

Turn inside out .

pin-closed

Pin flat along the bottom.

sew-closed

Sew straight across the bottom with 1/2″ seam allowance

trim

Trim the bottom even.

on

Zig-Zag stitch over the cut edge.

off

The outside can fall off when you zigzag for a binding effect.

zigzag

Looks Cleaned up.

closed-zipper-pouch

Turn right side out and zip it up!

img_2380Pick what you are going to fill it with. Continuous Zipper Pouch Tutorial and Pattern

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