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Thread: Putting a zipper in a Bow Tuck bag

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    HMK
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    Putting a zipper in a Bow Tuck bag

    I've made a Bow Tuck bag but for the next one, would like to put a zipper in it. Can anyone give me some guidance on how to do this? Thanks.

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    Bow Tuck with Zipper

    Here is a tutorial showing how to do it. If you search for bow tuck zipper on the site, I think there is another tutorial as well. Good luck. I'm going to try doing this myself hopefully in the next week.
    Heather

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    Thanks for asking. I was wondering about that too.

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    Guess I'm just dense cause I find the tutorial confusing to this ol' brain. But thanks for trying to help. Guess I'll just have to try & figure things out.

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    I put a zipper in using a 12" zipper. I cut 4 rectangles 10.5" x 2". sew right side in -on three sides. (short sides and one long side.) Turn and press. I sewed this in at the time I was putting in the handles and sewing in the lining. I put these plackets between the handles and lining. I centered them with the handles(one on each side.) I sewed the zipper onto these plackets after all sewing on the bag was done. I started the opening of the zipper at one end of the placket and let the closed end of the zipper extend beyond the placket. this gives you a wider opening when opening a your bag. I put a small square tab at the end of the zipper. (found on most purses with zippers.) I added a ribbon to match my material in the zipper head. When looking for zippers, I found there is a lot to chose from but the color I needed was only in a nylon dress zipper. I did not take any pictures but it was really easy to do.

    If you need more directions or want me to draw pictures let me know. Phannie

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    Thanks for the idea Phannie. Sound easy enough now gotta try it.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass......It's learning how to dance in the rain!

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    The picture of my Bow Tuck shows the plackets but I did not get a picture with the zipper. I did not ring the bag with a zipper.Name:  Sues_BowTuck.jpg
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    Cute bag. Very sweet, spring colors.

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    Wow Phannie 1. That is so easy to understand even "I" can do that. Thanks!

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