Just zip it!

And it is! Following Debbie’s tutorial, then altering it on several points, the triple-zip I pulled fabrics for, last week, is ready to be put to use. I love it!

Triple zipper bag

I made my zipper tabs wider so I could get really nice square corners. But then every thing about the dimensions I changed! Now I need to get or make some proper zipper pulls, though a ponytail holder will work in a pinch!

Triple zipper bag

I used the same orange batik lining throughout. For some reason I have a ton to this in about an 18″ width. Must be the leftover from making a quilt backing. I have no idea, but it matched and worked out well.

Triple zipper pouch

And yes, you can use directional fabric on a pouch and make it work. You just need to make a bottom seam.

Directional fabric pouch

I cut the body an extra inch longer, and when I got to the final step where you flipped it up to attach it to the back side of the zipper, I found where would be the bottom center would be and I cut it then flipped the back side upside down (which is right side up when going up around the back) and sewed the bottom seam. After I completed the bag I seamed across the corners to box them in and give them depth and dimension. That also could help hide where you didn’t predict the center exactly. Next time I will find where I think center will be, then move it toward the back by 3/8 of an inch. It should then fall at the center. This is because you already have the front half of the zipper finished and maybe didn’t think of that!

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27 Responses to Just zip it!

  1. Tabatha says:

    Love your pouch fabrics and your construction looks meticulous!

    What do you mean, you “seamed across the corners”? Do you mean you boxed them? Thanks!


  2. mlwilkie says:

    I love your fabric choices…the acorns are very cute 🙂 I like the orange and blue colors in it.


    • sewfrench says:

      I thought I was giving this one away, but I now realize how nicely it will match my larger purse. It should contain all the small items that like to tumble around, to where I can’t find them! I think I’ll keep this one! Thanks!


  3. mtetar says:

    Nicely blended. Mtetar


  4. Andy says:

    I love this! I’ve always wanted to try a zipper pouch and I love this triple zip one. I found you through Crazy Mom Quilt’s blog by the way!


  5. Debbie says:

    oh this is really lovely. Just all around very nicely done! So glad you joined in!


  6. actually I like the pony tail holder idea. how original!


    • sewfrench says:

      Goody makes a variety pack of really nice colors in a satiny finish. There really don’t look too shabby in person. And my girls are always needing an emergency pony tail holder, LOL!


  7. Marci Girl says:

    It turned out beautiful, and yes those corners are PERFECT!


  8. adaisygarden says:

    Great colors, fabric, details… Fun and pretty!


  9. Angie T says:

    So cute Lori! As always.



  10. Fabadashery says:

    I think your ponytail hoder works well, your colour choice is perfect.


  11. Pretty fabrics and I like the ring pull on the zipper. Lovely.


  12. salliesue says:

    Very very pretty!! Whoop whoop!!


  13. Ellie Q says:

    Great fabric choices! Making one of these is on my to-do list.


  14. Carla says:

    I prepped my fabrics today and put the tabs on the zippers. I hope to assemble this tomorrow ; )
    Your is great. Any tips?


    • sewfrench says:

      Tips? Hmmm… Baste your zippers in while you figure out your needle placement or how you will judge their placement with the alignment of the foot. Not stitching it exactly the same, on all of them, comes off with a crooked, wavy zipper. Make sure you get it straight which lining goes where! Starting with the smallest and working towards the larger. I preferred to make my zippers a 1/2″ shorter and the tabs extra long, giving more room to turn nice corners. Have fun, can’t wait to see it! I love looking at everyones take on the same thing!


  15. Melinda says:

    Love the fabrics! Too cute!


  16. Amanda says:

    Wow, yours turned out really good! I’m impressed by how straight and evenly spaced your zippers are. My first attempt was a little wonky 🙂


  17. Sharon says:

    Ok. That purse is the cutest! That acorn fabric is so great. I have been wanting to make one of these but I’ve never sewn anything with a zipper.


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