Make fabric bag with zipper

Make a fabric bag with zipper, since I am a beginner to using zippers in my projects I made this tutorial. Good for real amateurs like me. 🙂

The fabric I used comes from IKEA, it is old and served as a try out.

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Make fabric bag with zipper

Plan if  you are going to make a simple bag or one with lining.

Cut out two pices of fabric, one piece each for the bags front and back. I measured the fabrics short ends after the zippers length.

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I usually zig zag along all sides of the fabric. Then place the fabrics towards each others right sides and stitch together on all ends except the opening.

Place the both fabrics onto the zippers one side. The lining on the backside and the front fabric on the zippers right side. Stitch on.

Later stitch on the other end of the lining fabric onto the zippers other side.

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After putting on the linings two pices on the zippers backside, and one side of the exterior fabric on the front side of the zipper, you can sew the sides and bottom of the bag/bags.

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Almost all set, check out how the inside of the bag looks.

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Turn the bag right, while the last side of the exterior fabric is still loose.

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Put the last remaining side on the outer side of the zipper. Stitch on and your fabric bag is done!

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