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

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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

Step 3:

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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

Step 4:

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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!

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

Passion Make11 months ago

Vibrant and handy Bag!

Mark Montano (author)  Passion Make11 months ago

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

Yashfa Zafar11 months ago

What a pretty bag!

Mark Montano (author)  Yashfa Zafar11 months ago

Thanks Yashfa!

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

Mark Montano (author)  Penolopy Bulnick11 months ago

I think that's the best part!

doodlecraft11 months ago

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

Mark Montano (author)  doodlecraft11 months ago

I just found this site and I LOVE it!

sabu.dawdy11 months ago
veryyy pretty

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

Mark Montano (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz11 months ago

Hey, thanks Muhaiminah!