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Thread: Bow Tuck with Zipper

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    Super Member dungeonquilter's Avatar
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    I have read that a few of you tried to add a zipper to the bow tucks. I did too, and thought I would share my technique. It is not perfect. Just before the step to sew the two inside pieces together, I added in my zipper. I sew a folded piece to each side of the zipper with the raw edges to the zipper.

    Marked 1 1/2" down from top
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    Lined up zipper unit with mark & sewed 1/4" from fold
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    Repeat for other side.
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    Super Member dungeonquilter's Avatar
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    Bear with me. This is my first tutorial.

    Folded out.
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    Sew around outside, with zipper out of way.
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    Close up of zipper out of way
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    Super Member dungeonquilter's Avatar
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    Did I mention that I am on dial up. This is taking forever.

    Once I had my bows attached, I tucked the zipper ends down and stitched across them from the inside to keep them out of the way.

    I cut my zipper connectors too wide. I think cutting them 3" and folding them in half, right sides together and sew the ends, then flipping open and attaching to the zipper would work better.

    Tuck inside out of way.
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    Inside
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    Finished
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    With Zipper Closed
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    great job-thanks-I am looking forward to trying one of these

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    Thanks for posting the instruction! I'd love to make one with zipper.

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    Great idea! I've made 2 Bow Tucks, but hate that stuff rolls out if the bag falls over - I'll have to to try this!

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    WOW !!!! And you can make a diaper bag using your WONDERFUL IDEA !!!! THANKS !!

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    Thanks so much for the lesson,I will have to try one with a zipper!

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    Thanks for the tutorial. Getting ready to make my fifth bow tuck and wanted to try a zipper. I think you did a great job on your tutorial.

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    Wow, that's great. I like the look of the bag but have not tried it because I really like a zipper in my bags that I use when I travel. It helps a lot when the bag goes through the x ray machine at airports. Thank you so much for the info and the great tute.

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    I think you did a great job. I have been considering making another bag and adding the zipper. This will surely help :) Thanks! :D

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    dungeonquilter, you are a genius, perfect tut, thank you. I have this bookmarked for sure.

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    Excellent pics. I've been resisting making one because I really prefer zippers on my bags. I guess I can't procrastinate anymore!

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    Great Idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    Ya hoo That is my kind of purse, one with a zipper. Thank you for posting the tute.

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    Very good, I thought of that also I do not like an open purse

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    Beautiful purse, your little tutorial makes it look so easy.

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    I really like the batiks that you used.

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    Great idea. Does anyone know where I can find a reg. size Bow Tuck pattern?

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    beautiful bag, and wonderful job on teaching, I can't wait tell Christmas is over, so I can really start playing. a angel sent me that pattern, so I get to try all kinds of things, once the quilts are done for Christmas gifts. ya for me :D Thank you so much for sharing. God bless.

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    where can you get this pattern? new to quilting

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahlonjudy
    where can you get this pattern? new to quilting
    This is the Mini Bow Tucks bag. The pattern is available at most quilt stores. The pattern does not include the zipper. I posted a tutorial on how to add it.

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    Nice job-----might have to make one now!

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    I LOVE the bow tucks!!! I have made several (and given them away; of course)without the zipper!! Now I will have to try some with the zipper!!
    I decided that it would make a great diaper bag for my niece and thought... "Oh this will be easy.... I just have to make it bigger"! So I proceeded double the size of the original pattern. YUP!! I doubled the size of every single piece of the pattern..... UH OH!!! Diaper bag?????, she said???? Sure... for the Jolly Green Giant!!!! It was big enough to carry a toddler in; along with a case of diapers!!! LOL!!! It is great as a quilt show bag! I put a queen size and wall hanging in it and still had room for more!! I certainly have gotten a few laughs out of it! :roll: :roll:

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    Thank you for posting looks great ..must do this

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