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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Something Special for That Special Person

Are you looking for a special gift for your bridesmaid, and it's not to soon to think of Mother's day....How about a custom monogrammed bag?

 Personalized Cosmetic Bag Clutch Purse Bridesmaid Party Gift

 Personalized Coin Clutch Purse Bridesmaid Party Gift

 Other items available.....

Eco Friendly Insulated Personalized Lunch Tote Bag Made in USA

Personalized Made to Order Eco Friendly Ballet Tote Purse Ruffle Canvas Bag

Personalized Made to Order Wristlet

Monday, February 4, 2013

How to Make an Inside Zippered Pocket for your Purse

 I have always been stumped as to making an inside zippered pocket in my bags...then I had one of those Ah huh I want to share it with you. Sew here it goes.....

9 x 14 inch rectangle of fabric
7 inch zipper (if you have a longer zipper, it can easily be cut down)
Water soluble marker or tailors chalk
Fusible tape or glue stick
Zipper Foot

  First cut all your purse pieces and interface as desire

 Find the center (side to side) of your lining piece and your pocket piece.

  Place the pocket fabric wrong side up on the lining. Position it so that it is centered side to side and the top to bottom center of the pocket is about 1.5 inches from the top raw edge of the lining.

  Use a couple of pins to hold in place. With the water soluble pen or chalk, draw a rectangle that is ½ inch tall x 7 inches long beginning 2- 2.5 inches down from the top raw edge of the lining going out 3.5 inches from the center on either side or half your desired zipper length.

 Machine stitch along the marked lines.
Cut a slit in the center of the rectangle stopping about 1/4 inch from either end then angled out to the corners. Don’t cut through your stitching

Push the pocket though the window to the back side of lining pressing the seam away from the center.

 This is how it looks from the front side
You can hold the zipper in place with pins, fabric glue or double sided tape...I'm a rebel and just go for it!  I like to do 2 rows of stitching to secure it.

On the backside bring the pocket sides together. Cut any excess off the closed end of the zipper. Stitch around the sides and bottom of the pocket.
 Here is the finished pocket...I like to add a touch of ribbon on the pull.
Love to add a fun inside fabric to surprise you when you open.

Coming soon to my Etsy shop...Bird on a Branch