Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fully Lined Ribbon Zipper Bag DIY

Everyone needs a zipper bag for change, cosmetics or pencils.  I make them for friends all the time and they love them.  Change the colors to your liking and experiment with different sizes.  For this project I used a regular sheet of copy paper for my pattern and a random long zipper just to add more color.  
Have fun and check out the video if you get stuck!
Ribbon Zipper Bags!
Here's the how-to video
You'll need
1/4 yard lining
1/4 yard fabric
4 colors of 1" wide ribbon (about 12" of each color)
Sewing machine with zigzag stitch
10" zipper
Contrasting thread
Press your fabrics
Using a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper as a pattern, cut out 1 piece of fabric and 1 piece of lining
 Cut your ribbons to size and pin them in place on your outer fabric
Zigzag stitch them to the fabric
 Place your zipper face down on the 8 1/2" edge of your fabric and stitch it in place
Take the other end of your fabric and stitch it to the other side of the zipper
Take your lining and place it on top of the zipper, lining it up with the fabric and stitch it across
*You are sandwiching the zipper in between the fabric and the lining
Stitch the other side of the lining on the other side of the zipper.
This is what it should look like
Cut of the END of the zipper only
Stitch across that side of your bag using 1/2" seam allowance
Unzip the zipper to the middle of the bag
Stitch across the other side leaving a 2" hole (so you can turn it right side out)
Turn your bag right side out through the hole and stitch your 2" hole closed
Tuck the lining inside the bag and then press the fabric around the zipper!
You're done!


  1. I love this project! I swear, you make things look so easy. If I ever win a super-mega lottery - you and I are going to craft together!

    1. Deb, how did I miss this comment? Of course we are going to craft together one day! :)