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.Read more…
As promised, the very first WhatTheCraft video tutorial is here!
Check it out for step by step instructions for making a square bottom bag.
And while you’re at it, go subscribe to my YouTube channel! There are lots more tutorials to come (including applique, inserting snaps, and t-shirt collars)!
Lots of people ask about making different sized bags. Here are a few sizes to use as guides, but you can of course make a bag of any size with this tutorial.
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Remember, these are guides only! If you want to try a different size, I’d suggest making a paper pattern first. That way, you can fold up the gusset and get a better feeling for what the bag size will be like when it’s completed.