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Zip-Away Shopping Bag

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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.

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BASIC  SEWING SKILLS

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