how to sew… a small bag with zipper part1


my new small bag to keep all the small stuff in my bag organized is doing a great job so far 😉 Here is the step by step how I made it:

DSCF7915First I made myself a pattern in the wished sizeDSCF7916

Then I drew that on my cork-fabric twice

DSCF7917 the same with the liningDSCF7918for the middle part I also cut 2 parts DSCF7919 DSCF7920

the 6 parts needed for my bag

DSCF7921 I wanted the middle part to be a little stronger, so it would stay straight. Thats why I used fusible interlining.
DSCF7922and ironed it on both piecesDSCF7923

now I placed the zipper on the top, right sides facing each otherDSCF7924

then I opened the zipper


and sewed it in place


looks like this when closed


now I did the same with the other side

DSCF7930 looks like thisDSCF7931

now I placed the lining right sides facing each other at the top and sewed

DSCF7932 DSCF7933and did the same with the other side


for the middle part I placed the pieces on top of each other, right sides inside and sewed the top seam and the corners, and I cut in at the corners

DSCF7926and turned the right side out and ironed.

I hope this was helpful for you. Do you have any questions about this project so far? Do not hesitate to ask! Next week I’ll show you the last steps for this small bag.

Do you like the print of my lining? You can order fabric with this print here.

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy


    • thank you! glad you like it!
      thats to bad that the recipient did not appreciate your hard work, I bet it was a wonderful bag! you should make yourself an even better one, and be happy you can keep it 😉

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