Have you ever wondered how to make a lined zipper purse? Well, here's how!
I know there are probably a lot of these tutorials out there in blog land but I thought I'd show you my version. I hope it makes sense?
I used a 6" zipper with fabric and lining measuring 8" X 6".
Choose your fabric, lining and zipper.
Place lining down first (face up), then the zipper, then the fabric (face down). Pin in place.
Open out and do the same with the two remaining pieces of fabric. To start, open the end of the zipper, this makes it easier to sew.
When you have sewn to the zipper pull, lift your foot and pull zipper shut, lower foot and continue sewing. You should then have fabric and lining on each side of the zipper.
Make sure your zip is OPEN otherwise you will find yourself yelling and screaming at yourself for being so silly because now you can't open the zip once sewn!!!!
Sew down the side seams making sure that you sew near the ends of the zipper.
Check your seams are matched up correctly - this makes it look much nicer when finished. Repeat for the other side, the fabric end and leave a 3" gap in the lining end (this is so you can pull everything through to the right side).
(This will make your corners nice and sharp)
Pull through the opening so you see the right sides of your fabric. This is the time to make sure your fabric corners are nicely pointed. Use a blunt pencil or your finger to push the corners out.
Push lining into the fabric, add a ribbon or beads to the zipper pull and voila, your very own, perfectly sewn lined zipper purse!!!
Now give your self a clap and a pat on the back!!!
There will be no stopping you now!
Have fun, Kathryn. XX