Continues Zipper Bag

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Introduction: Continues Zipper Bag

About: I'm a mom of 4 and I love to craft! Anything and Everything interests me and i love to create in the process of learning.

This Zip UP Bag is super easy to make and very cheap too. It's easy to pack away and assembling is as easy as pulling up a zip! You don't believe me?? Read on oh you who are want to make ;-)

Step 1: Materials

Continues Zipper in 2 colors would look better. ( Try craft stores, upholstery raw material shops or ebay)

Zipper heads

Basic sewing skill - Either Whip stitch by hand or machine running stitch.

Step 2: ​Making Dual Colored Zippers

To make your dual colored zippers you need to first separate the zippers and then exchange one side of one zipper with the other side of the other colored zipper. Sometimes if the sides are wrong the zipper would twist. Simply remove and then exchange with the other strip.

Step 3: ​Lets Start With Coin Purse

Making the zipper bag is pretty easy. The concept is the same no matter what the size.

Fold zipper the length required for the bottom of the bag. The right side of the zipper should be facing each other. Now, start to sew from the folded side till you come to the edge. It would be easier to sew if you unzipped a bit .

Once you come to the edge of the zipper keep the needle down and move the orange zipper to a 90 degrees and sew. along black line again do a 90 degree turn and sew. The orange zipper would be on top of the pink zipper. Now continue sewing attaching both the orange and pink zippers like this till you get the required length for your purse.

When you get your required height, zip up and press down. Pin so that you know the two corners. Now you have to sew here the same as you did at the bottom. Cut off excess zipper. Tack the zipper down with a needle and thread if you find it difficult at first. Then Unzip and sew it down.

Now turn inside out and you are done!

All other bags are just a bigger size of this and only handles added

Step 4: Bag With Strap.

Make your bag according to the coin purse but stop before a few zipper rounds to the end of the purse.

Measure and cut Zipper strip according to how much you want the shoulder strap to be. Pin it to the inside of either side of the bag. The zipper should be placed so that the right side faces the walls of the bag ( I've taken the picture wrong and didn't notice till I uploaded. Now sew as you did the coin purse. Cut off excess zipper.

Step 5: ​Flower Embellishment

You can add a flower embellishment to give the bag a real cute look.

Take one side of the zipper. Sew a running stitch and pull till you get about 6 circles. Tack it in and start arranging the petals to form a flower and slowly start tacking again so that the shape stays. Now fix it to your bag to make it nice and cute!

Step 6: Show It Off!

Isn't it a fantastic bag?? You can try 2 straps too!

I first came across this bag when I saw a sweet Aunt by marriage selling these. She has done a fantastic job in color combinations and her prices are very reasonable. A basic bag is like $5! I don't think you could ever find such bags for that price. You can check out her FB page here, and if you like it perhaps you can ask her to ship it for you!

Show me the bags you come up with! I would love to see them.:-)

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    18 Discussions

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    FOJ
    FOJ

    2 years ago

    Luv it

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    shazni
    shazni

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks!

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    Simran Sharma
    Simran Sharma

    4 years ago

    I have same continuous zipper pouch ?.

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    Bhawya
    Bhawya

    5 years ago on Introduction

    congrats for being one of the finalist :)

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    shazni
    shazni

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks! And congrats to you too! To be honest I'm surprised that this entry got the most votes in my instructables. I put up 3 instructables for the 'zip it ' contest, and from all 3 this has the lowest favorites :-).

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    impied
    impied

    5 years ago

    Awesome!!! I've always been amazed by these when I see them. Thanks for demystifying the magic :)

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    shazni
    shazni

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Your welcome! I love checking out stuff which mystify me :-)

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    shazni
    shazni

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! Actually there is a tutorial I saw in instructables 2 years ago. I plan on adding this to the Remix contest later :-)

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    watchmeflyy
    watchmeflyy

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I love every aspect of this bag! It's a very creative use of zippers, even for the straps of the bag. ;)

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    shazni
    shazni

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! You can add 2 straps too :-) I shall post a picture of another bag like that !

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    lindarose92
    lindarose92

    5 years ago on Introduction

    This is really cool and I'm amazed by the way you made the flower...I had never seen it before!

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    shazni
    shazni

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks Linda :-) It was my first time trying it out too! It came out perfectly the first time!

    Ooo these are awesome bag! I love the color combo and the idea that you can completely unzip them. Thanks for sharing!

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    shazni
    shazni

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you so much! I loved sharing :-)