Introduction: Ribbon Zipper Bag (fully Lined)

Picture of Ribbon Zipper Bag (fully Lined)

Make fully lined ribbon zipper bags (for pencils, change or cosmetics) with this easy tutorial.

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here

Step 2: You'll Need

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1/4 yard lining

1/4 yard fabric

4 colors of 1" wide ribbon (about 12" of each color)

Sewing machine with zigzag stitch


10" zipper

Contrasting thread

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Press your fabrics

Using a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper as a pattern, cut out 1 piece of fabric and 1 piece of lining

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Cut your ribbons to size and pin them in place on your outer fabric

Zigzag stitch them to the fabric

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Place your zipper face down on the 8 1/2" edge of your fabric and stitch it in place

Take the other end of your fabric and stitch it to the other side of the zipper

Take your lining and place it on top of the zipper, lining it up with the fabric and stitch it across *You are sandwiching the zipper in between the fabric and the lining

Stitch the other side of the lining on the other side of the zipper.

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This is what it should look like

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Cut of the END of the zipper only

Stitch across that side of your bag using 1/2" seam allowance

Unzip the zipper to the middle of the bag

Stitch across the other side leaving a 2" hole (so you can turn it right side out)

Turn your bag right side out through the hole and stitch your 2" hole closed

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Tuck the lining inside the bag and then press the fabric around the zipper!

You're done!


Hema PreethaaS (author)2015-12-21


So cute! I love that the zigzag stitch is visible!

Passion Make (author)2014-06-23

Vibrant and handy Bag!

I have one in my car for parking change. Love it!

Yashfa Zafar (author)2014-06-23

What a pretty bag!

Thanks Yashfa!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2014-06-22

That is so cute! I love how you were able to sew the purse and the lining on all at once :)

I think that's the best part!

doodlecraft (author)2014-06-22

I love it! You've been cranking out tons of awesome tutorials lately! :)

Mark Montano (author)doodlecraft2014-06-22

I just found this site and I LOVE it!

sabu.dawdy (author)2014-06-22

veryyy pretty

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2014-06-22

Wow! the bag looks great and love the colors :)

Hey, thanks Muhaiminah!

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