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Picture of Sewing for Beginners - Lined, Zippered Change Purse
 There is no hand sewing in this project!  My hand sewing skills are...limited...so I tend to avoid doing it as much as possible.  

This pattern makes a change purse that's 4" x 3 1/4" (10 x 8 cm).  By increasing the size of the fabric pieces and the zipper, you could easily make pencil cases, makeup bags or whatever you need a zippered pouch for.

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Step 1: You'll need:

4 pieces of fabric that are 5" x 4" (12.5 x 10 cm)
1 lightweight dress/pant zipper (generally they're 7", 18 cm, long)
matching thread
sewing machine
steam iron & ironing board
 
krabaple8 months ago

Clarification: So, in step 5 when you create the pouch, you simply cut the end of the zipper that's too long?

thenurse4 years ago
I have never sewn a zipper and have read numerous instructions. Yours actually makes sense to me - thanks for your effort and very nice instructable.
I've been looking for exactly this sort of help!! Thanks so much! :0)