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Old 07-08-2012, 09:56 AM
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Here is a lesson on how I use zippers in purses. Hope it helps.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:31 AM
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Thank you Rhonda, So you add your batting before you place the zipper???? It will show seams inside correct. For some reason I was thinking I had to figure out how to have no seams showing. Thanks
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Originally Posted by cheryl rearick View Post
Thank you Rhonda, So you add your batting before you place the zipper???? It will show seams inside correct. For some reason I was thinking I had to figure out how to have no seams showing. Thanks
With the coin purse I make the purse halves first with batting. Then add the zipper

With the side pocket I add the zipper to the pocket before I do the batting and finish the purse. The raw edges won't have the zipper in them so you can sew the purse the same way as if the zipper wasn't on there because it is back out of the way.

As for seams I just top stitch the coin purse together and on the inset zipper I used a blind stitch or better known as a slip stitch to hand sew the patchwork purse sections together but you can sew them together on the machine so the seams end up inside the purse. I just liked the look of the butted up sections rather than turned under with a seam
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:16 AM
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Thanks Rhonda!
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Thank you, Rhonda, for creating the zipper tutorial. It's always easier to follow along with a tute!
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Great tutorial on zippers. Thank you very much.
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Well, now, isn't that the cutest thing??? Your tutorials are so explanatory that even I can do them. You Rock, girl.

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This is great, thanks!
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Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial.
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You're welcome everyone. Zippers can be intimidating but they dont' have to be. I learned to put a zipper in when I made a pair of white jeans in home-ec in high school. I've replaced many zippers over the years in jeans and coats. The hardest part about replacing in a garment is taking out the original!! It really isn't complicated to put one back in.
So starting from scratch in a purse is not hard to do at all.
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