Apr. 5th, 2008 @ 10:20 pm zippered bag tutoral for goods4girls
a tutorial for making a small wet bag to hold 2 pads, I made it in PUL and that is preferred but heavy nylon or another waterproof fabric could be used

first cut a rectangle twice the size of the wetbag you want to make plus seam allowances, mine is 12x6", it doesn't have to be exactly this size to be useful
here with the zipper that needs to be a bit longer then the short side of the fabric


pin the zipper to the end of the fabric, right sides together, the shiny side of the pul is the wrong side


sew it together and do the same with the other side
it should look like this


decide where you want the zipper, it can be anywhere along the bag, I like it just a bit off one end.
Pin it together,  make sure the zipper is open a bit so the pull is inside the bag and not in the seam, like this.


sew it together using a longer stitch then normal to make as few holes in the pul as possible, sew back and forth a bit over the zipper teeth to reinforce it,
like this


trim the zipper ends and zig-zag the seams


turn it right side out and you are done
run it through the drier to seal the holes from the needle,

it fits 2 pads nicely



please use this pattern for personal use and charity only, selling these at a reduced rate to be sent directly to goods4girls counts as charity

www.goods4girls.org

enjoy!
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From:heartsarts
Date:April 5th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
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amazing as always Diana!!!! these look fantastic!
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From:dianaingeborg
Date:April 5th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
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hi!

thank you, this is a repost from my journal, I decided to spread the cloth love :D
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From:dianaingeborg
Date:April 5th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
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but you knew that :D

From:heartsarts
Date:April 5th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
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haha, I didn't know that, I'm trying SO hard to sew all day and NOT be on livejournal...clearly I'm failing big time ;)
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From:dianaingeborg
Date:April 5th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
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it's so hard to be good =DDD
From:honeybeehill
Date:April 5th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
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What size zipper did you use 5 or 6? I am really awful at applying zippers. :(
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From:dianaingeborg
Date:April 5th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
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it's around 7 inches if that helps, just long enough for the metal tags to be cut off, I don't like them in the seams.
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From:dalyax
Date:April 6th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
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Thank you so much for posting this :D It's so beautiful!
I'm horrible at zippers, so I'll be looking this through. Your always so helpful!
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From:dianaingeborg
Date:April 6th, 2008 09:28 am (UTC)
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you are welcome, I hope you have fun with it :D
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From:ljoa
Date:April 6th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
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I am horrible with zippers, too, but this makes it look easy!!!;)
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From:dianaingeborg
Date:April 6th, 2008 09:28 am (UTC)
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'tis easy :DDD
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From:mygypsytreasure
Date:April 21st, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
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Did you have to do anything special to be able to sew on the PUL? Did you have to change needles or settings on your machine?
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From:dianaingeborg
Date:April 21st, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
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I lengthened the stitch a bit but you don't have to. Make sure to pin a lot, outside the seam line, to keep the pul from shifting.

hope that helps :D

please post pics if you do make some, they would be so much fun to see.
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From:mygypsytreasure
Date:April 21st, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
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I'm making just a regular cotton bag first. I've never done a zipper before but you made it look less scary! I'll post a picture when I'm done =)
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From:mygypsytreasure
Date:April 21st, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
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I did it! I made a cotton bag with a zipper using your instructions - sort of..i used a serger to do the edges before I stiched it up and I only stiched once since it's not pul and won't need to be water proof. I took a picture and will post it as soon as I upload it. Thank you so much for giving me the confidence to try it.
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From:dianaingeborg
Date:April 22nd, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
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oh that is so cool! you seriously made my day :D

you are very very welcome!
From:melmeier01
Date:May 17th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)

zippered bag tutorial

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Do you mind if I post a link to your tutorial on my website? I plan to make a "kit" for the goods 4 girls project with enough PUL to make 3-5 bags plus include the zippers. Thanks!

Melissa
http://74.52.140.226/~kidsinth/shop/
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From:dianaingeborg
Date:May 17th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)

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oh yes please do!
thank you =D