If you’re new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here.
So this week I thought I’d try making some Becca Bags by Lazy Girl designs. My daughter needed a toiletry bag big enough to hold a hairbrush and a bottle of spray detangler, and then I thought making a tiny matching bag to hold her hair ties and barrettes would be super cute.
My daughter picked all the fabrics (no one was surprised that bunnies were chosen). The outer panel is a Mochi print by Cotton + Steel and some cute blue polkadots (Arctic Girl by Small Factory/Studio E). The lining is a mystery green leafy print that I got off the free table at a guild meeting. I made the bigger one bigger than the large bag in the pattern and the smaller one smaller than the small bag.
So overall I thought the pattern was easy enough to follow, but I was not entirely happy about the raw edges inside the bag at the end. I modified the last few steps to sew the outer panel right sides together and then the lining right sides together, leaving an opening for turning, similar to how I do in my basic zipper pouch instructions. It worked just fine and the result was a bag with a cute, stay-open shape but with no raw edges. Yay!
- Outer piece: Large: 25″ wide x 8″ high, Small: 10″ wide x 5″ high. Backed with fusible fleece.
- Lining pieces: Cut to same size as exterior panels.
- Zipper tabs: none
- Zipper: Large: 26″ cut, Small: 11″ cut
See you back here next week with another zip pouch!