Homemade Makeup Bags: How to Sew in a Zipper

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How to sew a zipper in your homemade makeup bag; learn this and more in this fun, instructional arts and crafts video taught by an expert.

Part of the Video Series: How to Make Homemade Makeup Bags
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Hi! I’m Candi Cane-Canncel on behalf of expertvillage.com. Once you have it pinned in you want to change your foot from the zigzag foot to your zipper foot, change your stitch length to about a 3 and you’re going to insert the make-up bag. And what I like to do is start a little about a inch of the way down to make room for the zipper pull and we’re going to end up stitching that part up at the end. When you come to the bottom you simply turn your fabric, pull out your pins from the area and you’re going to stitch right across. And I like to go back and forth a couple of times because this will make sure that your zipper pull does not extend beyond that stitching, turn your fabric again and you’re just going to simply come up. Again what I like to do is stop about a inch away from the top…you pull it out and with your pin securing the very top, you’re going to take your seam ripper and simply unbast the basting stitch, just pull it out and just do this for about 2 inches. Now what you do is go to the other side, push your zipper pull in, might need to open it up a little bit more and pull down, secure your pins again and put your fabric in the machine where you left off, back-tack a little bit and then simply continue your stitch line when you do that for one side bring it around and you’re going to do the same thing for the top. Once your lines are all in you’re just going to continue unbasting till you get to the bottom, trim any access thread as well, and there you have a zipper. For more info on this topic go to my website candiland.com.


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