Friday, 4 July 2014
Add a zip to a bag
Every now and then someone asks me if one of my bag patterns has a zip closure. I've made my patterns as simple as possible for the beginner but they are easily upgraded for those ready for the challenge of zips. Here is a great tutorial from Pattern Pile that shows you how to add a zip to a bag that otherwise didn't have a closure in the pattern. And it's free! Yay!
Of course, if you're doing the Sling Tote I think the easiest way of adding a zip would be to make the Sling Bag first and then pin the zip directly udner the top seams of the bag and stitch into place with the zip unzipped.