How to Sew A Zipper Pocket For A Bag is a tutorial to give you the easy steps to follow to add a zippered pocket to a quilted bag.
Whether you make the quilting by hand or by machine, adding a zippered pocket to it might show the sewing on the right side of the bag, with this tutorial you’ll learn the steps to follow to sew an inside pocket by hand and the stitches won’t show up on the right side of your bag.
You might want to have a zippered pocket in your bag where to put all those valuable things like some money, your cards and your keys in it.
On this tutorial I’m going to share the steps I followed to sew a zippered pocket to a quilted bag, the size of the pocket will depend on the size of the bag, this tutorial will give you the steps to follow, but if the bag you’re making is smaller or bigger than the one I’m working on, you’ll need to measure the size of the pocket you want to make and just follow the same steps I’m sharing here.
2 pieces of cotton fabric of 9 x 6 ”
1 zipper of 8 inches.
You will need also:
Sewing machine, scissors, needle, pins and thread.
Sew A Zipper Pocket Tutorial
1 Fold the zipper ends.
On the video, you can see how I fold each end of the zipper and I made 2 little stitches to keep the end folded.
Fold the zipper in the middle to mark up the middle, you can pinch a pin.
Fold on of the sides of one piece of fabric and with the scissors make a small cut to mark the middle.
Lay the zipper on the piece of fabric, middle point on middle point, pinch a pin.
Lay the second piece of fabric over the other piece with the zipper, right side to right side, and pinch a few pins.
Run your sewing machine on the four sides of it, don’t forget to leave open 2 inches in one side.
2 Cut diagonally each corner with the help of the scissors.
Turn out the piece, with the help of the scissors push out each corner.
3 Run the sewing machine on the four sides of the piece.
Sew to close at the same time the opening.
With the help of a ruler, draw a line.
Mark two points from the top of the bag to know where to draw a line, this line will help you to sew the pocket on the bag.
Place the zipper on the line.
And pinch a couple of pins, sew by hand the zipper to the bag, as you sew, keep working on it on the batting fabric, the stitches should not get through the right side of the bag.
Fold the pocket down and pinch four pins.
Sew the three sides of the pocket to the inside of the bag by hand.
Sew the pocket to the inside of the bag by hand and with small stitches, just keep working on the batting fabric as the stitches should not go through the right side of the bag.
Remove the pins.
Congratulations, you did a great job!
The zippered pocket is now done and it will be very handy for you!
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