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Zip-Away Shopping Bag Sewing Pattern | You Sew Girl

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Brand: You Sew Girl, by Nicole Mallalieu

This handy, zip-away shopping bag is perfect for keeping in your handbag or in the car for those unexpected purchases.  Unzip the pouch to reveal a shopping bag with reinforced straps and a sturdy base.

Learn clever new tips and tricks to insert a zip on a curved, structured base.  Basic sewing skills required.

Bag size: 29cm x 36cm x 12cm (11 ¼" x 14" x 4 ¾")

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Fabric for pouch (quilting cotton):
  • 40cm x 16cm (15 ¾" x 6 ¼")
  • Fabric for bag (quilting cotton or lighter):
  • 95cm x 112cm (or 1 yard of 44" wide)
  • 10cm x 33cm (4" x 13") fusible webbing
  • (Vliesofix, Applifix, Heat&Bond etc)
  • Nylon zip: minimum 40cm - 50cm (15 ¾" - 19 ½")
  • Appliqué mat or baking paper (parchment)
  • Thread to match your fabric
  • fast2fuse*: 33cm x 12cm (13" x 4 ¾")

*Alternatively, double-sided Peltex 72 can be used; however it is a little more difficult to use and manipulate because it is thicker and softer than Fast2Fuse.

HANDY TOOLS:

  • Vlieseline T6 tape or similar fusible webbing tape
  • Tailor's awl
  • Fabric marker or tailor's chalk