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Clear Bag Tutorial

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Finding that it is sometimes hard to keep fabric in groups, or quilt kits all together, a clear bag is just the thing I needed!  These are super easy to sew together and have a zipper top so they can be closed without letting little bits and pieces sneak out and get lost.

clear bag tutorial with zipper top | patchwork posse
I thought that these are Perfect for project keepers….either sewing, paper, or whatever else you have in mind.

Besides being quick to make, you can adjust any of the sizes to accomodate whatever you had in mind to put inside.  You could even make them a little set of 3 different sizes.

Materials Needed:

  • 1 zipper per bag
  • 2 strips of fabric per bag
  • Plastic for the bag– I used the table plastic cover you can get from Joanne’s. I did medium thickness. Sewed great. If you get the thicker stuff or you find your plastic sticking terribly when sewing lay a piece of tissue paper under and on top of it when sewing. Then it can’t stick to your feed dogs or your pressure foot. ALSO: We cut our bag size (the length of the zipper + the width we wanted) with the fold at the bottom. This makes your life easy when trying to line things up before sewing the sides. Believe me!!

Clear Bag Tutorial Instructions:

Pick out your zippers and cut 2 strips per bag.

Cut to 3″ by whatever the length of the zipper was. If you would like your bag smaller than the zipper than leave it long right now. you can trim it later.

clear bag tutorial with zipper top | patchwork posse

To save some time and an extra step fold over one edge 1/4 inch to the wrong side and iron.

clear bag tutorial with zipper top | patchwork posse

Line up the ironed edge to the zipper edge. Then sew in place using your zipper foot. That way you can get sort of closer to the zipper. We didn’t make ours invisible as you can see.

Repeat for both sides.

Click the page # below to finish up your bag~

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