How To Make a Bag with a Zipper – Sewing Tutorial

You guys have begged and begged, and it only took me five years to put together an updated version of my original bag tutorial that shows how to add a zipper. Since you waited so patiently, I’ll show you how to add a zipper at the top of the bag, but also… ZIPPER POCKETS!  Everything is better with zipper pockets.

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This tutorial was filmed using a Creative Labs Vado HD Digital Video Camera, a Canon Rebel (for still shots), and edited in Sony Vegas Movie Studio.

bagziptopLook at that extreme zipper action! Woo!

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Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

The winner of the Violet Vixen giveaway is Melissa C!

Thank you to everyone who entered. I have another Halloweeny giveaway in the works, so keep those peepers peeled!

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Violet Vixen Skeleton Corset Giveaway

UPDATE: This giveaway has ended.

I’ve got a bone to pick with you… okay, not really. I just wanted an excuse to use a punny cliche to announce the spooktacular giveaway I’ve got for you guys.

It’s almost September, and that means Halloween is right around the corner. You’d be a bonehead (hehe) NOT to enter for a chance to win this corset from the Violet Vixen.

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DiY a Weaving Loom with Cardboard and Bamboo

Let’s take a moment to talk about MacGyvering. If you’re a child of the 80’s like me, then this term probably requires little explanation.

For everyone else, allow me to elaborate.

Have you ever been in a pickle (and I don’t mean literally inside of a pickle, that would just be weird. And briny.), and your solution involved toothpicks, duct tape, and clothes pins?

Then you, my friend, have MacGyvered.

And I think you’ll agree with me when I say that there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction that comes from really MacGyvering the crap out of a problem. I’ve got a drinking straw on the thread holder of my sewing machine- it keeps the taller spools from toppling off the holder. Every time that bright pink plastic tube catches my eye, a tidal wave of pride washes over me. A drinking straw! On a sewing machine!

Hot damn, I’m one clever S.O.B.!

So I’d like to share with you what I consider to be a solid gold act of MacGyvering: a weaving loom made of nothing but cardboard and bamboo, and which requires a single construction tool: a pair of scissors.

Head on over to susaweaving to see the full instructions for MacGuyvering your own loom!

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The winners are…

Stephani, Janina, Krista, Mystique, and Sheila are the winners of the pattern giveaway!

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