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Step 1: Materials
-Fabric. I used 2 fat quarters and cut them to 14″ by 21″. You don’t have to use fat quarters, just cut 2 pieces of fabric to 14″ by 21″.
-One 14″ zipper
-One piece 14″ by 21″ fusible vinyl
-One scrap piece of fabric 1.5″ by 3″ for zipper tab
Lay your inside fabric right side down, with the edge lined up on the zipper and sew. I usually do these 2 steps as 1, but the vinyl made the fabric slippery and it was easier to do them one at a time.
Turn over and fold the lining down. Iron with a piece of paper between the fabric and iron.
Top stitch along the zipper. You’ll need to go slow and help the fabric through because the vinyl will be a little sticky against your machine.
Pin and sew just like you did above. Then flip it over, take the bottom of the lining, and line it up with the edge of the zipper. Pin and sew.
Carefully iron down the outside along the edge of the fabric. the lining will be ironed at the same time, so make sure it’s not sticking out funny. You don’t want to melt your vinyl!
Then flip it over and iron the vinyl side. Don’t forget your paper!
Top stitch down this side, too.
Use a safety pin to turn right side out. Iron flat with your seam in the middle of the inside. I then like to top stitch down either side.
Turn the bag inside out and lay flat with the zipper in the middle. Fold the tab in half, with the seam on the inside, and pin to the open end of the zipper.
Mark all 4 corners of the bag at 2.5″ from each edge.
Cut out the corners along the lines you just marked.
And for really nice results, when you sew the corners, make sure you sew your middle seam pointing down on both sides. I also like to clip my edges with pinking shears!