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    Zipper in a lined pouch question

    I'm making pouches for my nieces to hold their Xmas gift card. After about a day and a half of experimentation & watching and reading tons of tutorials , I managed ONE giftworthy zippered key ring pouch, lol

    My biggest trouble has come from the zipper ends and getting them to turn out neatly. I've currently given up on zipper tabs, lol, and am using this tutorial from Dog Under My Desk - mainly (it's the one that resulted in a gift able pouch. I was so grateful I bought two of her patterns!)

    My actual question here, is which way the zipper teeth should be pointing when you sew the whole thing together? Most of the ones I've seen have the teeth point towards the lining fabruc, but I just read this one that says the opposite
    http://fabricmutt.blogspot.com/2014/...-tutorial.html

    And now that I've typed that all out (thanks for reading this far!) I'm questioning if I've been reading the other tutorials wrong, lol.

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    Re: Zipper in a lined pouch question

    Jenny has a super simple zipper pouch tutorial in her tutorial section. I think it's bomb proof. I've always been afraid of doing zippered things and I found this super easy. I've made a ton of them now and they sold nicely at the craft fair I went to yesterday.

    http://quiltingtutorials.com/browse-...ouch-tutorial/
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      #3
      Re: Zipper in a lined pouch question

      That was my first one! It was pretty easy, but I don't really care for the raw edges on the inside. That probably has more to do with my lack of skill in the zigzag dept than the pattern And my tabs wound up wonky and the side seams at the zipper show thru a bit -again, probably more due to me the pattern!

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        #4
        Re: Zipper in a lined pouch question

        The inside seam doesn't bother me particularly if you clip them neatly. I did find in the beginning some of the zipper tabs were a little wonky but I found that if I align that part, hold it firmly and then stitch they came out neat. There is a bit of bulk there so it takes a little patience and care in that section :-)
        If you look at Jenny's 3 totes in one tutorial you might be able to adapt that lining to the zipper pouch but I'm not sure unless I take a closer look or try to do a sample.
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        Women are Angels. When someone break's our wings we will continue to fly-usually on a broomstick.We're flexible like that.

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          #5
          Re: Zipper in a lined pouch question

          Oooh, good idea to watch those for tips!

          So far this morning I've found the using a fabric glue stick to baste the pieces before sewing to the zipper helps immensely (that's as far as I've gotten this morning. Spent 20 minutes at least searching for a piece of cut fabric that didn't actually exist lol )

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            #6
            Re: Zipper in a lined pouch question

            My favorite zippered pouch tutorial is Crafty Gemini as it doesn't have exposed seams and easy to follow and adapt for different sizes.

            https://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=8BrtcXAzeBU
            Wendy
            http://www.pinterest.com/wlrich2/boards/

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              #7
              Re: Zipper in a lined pouch question

              I have made a few (ok, a lot) of zippered pouches. And after making about 50 of them, I wrote this tutorial for the simplest zippered pouch. Lots of pictures
              http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/...red-pouch.html
              Preeti
              http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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                #8
                Re: Zipper in a lined pouch question

                AMG... I struggled with the folding in of the teeth of zipper too. So one day I wasn't paying attention and they folded in the opposite direction (according to most videos) and I liked it better. My tabs actually were accented after turning too. When I don't use tabs I fold them in, when I do, I fold them out.

                Thank your for the link... see couple of projects there that I want to do!

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                  #9
                  Re: Zipper in a lined pouch question

                  Here's an easy way to add tabs and have a flat pouch. I believe it is similar to Preeti's link, but uses tabs so the zipper tape is not in the seam allowance. Scroll down the page to the tutorial.

                  http://www.ikatbag.com/2016/01/zip-b...pers-flat.html

                  or

                  http://www.ikatbag.com/2016/01/zip-b...-pouch-ii.html
                  Last edited by Sharyn J; December 4, 2016, 10:41 AM.

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                    #10
                    Re: Zipper in a lined pouch question

                    My favourite tutorial was Debbie Shore! She is so good at making things seem easy and after watching her a couple of times I made 16 make up bags which went to various charities.
                    Sorry I can't give you the link as I am on my tablet and I can't manage to cut and paste anything not techie minded!!

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                      #11
                      Re: Zipper in a lined pouch question

                      Thanks, everyone!

                      Part of the trouble I'm having with trying to do it with zipper tabs is not knowing what the "formula" is for determining tzipper size, before or after the tabs . Some tutorials show the whole thing flush end to end with the pouch pieces, some have varying lengths of "shorter than your pouch" and I haven't figured out what that does yet...

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                        #12
                        Re: Zipper in a lined pouch question

                        Preeti, I love your tutorial because you give such clear pictures of every step. I'm going to make some as gifts for Christmas for daughter, granddaughters, daughter-in-law.....maybe even me!!! Thanks.
                        A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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