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    Default Eureka!!!

    After yesterday zipper fiasco - I went out this morning and bought a new zipper, cut new 3 in strips, ripped out the old zipper and opened the seams of my tote. Watched Jean's tutorial 2 more times, and very very slowly proceeded to install it one more time - and it worked. So I then attached the lining to the bag, pulled it all through the hole and sewed up the little hole. Only to discover a pin between the lining and the tote.....am I making this tote my life's work or what. Opened a seam and got it out. I still have to stitch the lining down, but no more for today. I'll post pics when it's finally done.

    Thanks again Jean - your tut is really very clear, I'm just a little slow.

    C

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    Happy dance for you!!!
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    Oh, that brought a chuckle and memories of " been there done that" to my mind! It is a life's work, be proud!

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    3 cheers for perseverance!!!!
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    Yippee!! I've done that pin thing too - very annoying
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    too funny about the pin, gosh how many times we've all felt that horrible (I can NOT believe I left that in there)... bump!

    Yes, congrats on sticking with it! uh that doesn't read right "sticking" .... but you know what I mean :-)

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    Conquering zipper fear is huge! I'm still deathly afraid of them. Good for you!
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    Well done, zippers can really be annoying. Can´t wait to see the picture!

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    Default Re: Eureka!!!

    I have searched looking for tut for tote with zipper and can"t find it. Would you post a link? I need all of the help I can get with zippers. So delighted you earned your Eureka moment. Can't wait to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northwoodsann View Post
    I have searched looking for tut for tote with zipper and can"t find it. Would you post a link? I need all of the help I can get with zippers. So delighted you earned your Eureka moment. Can't wait to see it.
    Jean Machine has a wonderful 5 part tut on making a tote with a zipper. The links are below. Have fun

    1. Making a Charming Tote / Purse with zipper Part 1 - YouTube
    2. Making a Charming Tote / Purse with Zipper Part 2 - YouTube
    3. Making a Charming Tote / Purse with Zipper Part 3 - YouTube
    4. Making a Charming Tote / Purse with zipper Part 4 - YouTube
    5. Making a Charming Tote / Purse with Zipper part 5 - YouTube

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