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.

Last year I finished the small size of Noodlehead’s Maker’s Tote and I totally loved it. I wanted to make one in the large size as well, for times when I needed to carry even more things!

The second I saw this Anna Maria Horner print I knew it was going to be the outside of a bag. I just love it! The binding and handles are Essex yarn-dyed linen in charcoal.

The lining fabric is another Anna Maria Horner print from the same Fibs and Fables line.

I again moved the outer zipper pocket to the inside to avoid distracting from the outside print fabric. For the main zipper, I used a large metal non-separating zipper this time and just made the tail so long that it didn’t matter.

This time I used double-sided fusible foam, so there wouldn’t be any fabric sagging or puffing. I didn’t want to quilt over the main print so this seemed like a good solution. It isn’t totally perfect, but definitely smoother than having no quilting or fusing at all!

I think this might be one of my favorites to date! It is a fantastic large bag that will hold an entire EPP quilt or several smaller projects.

Zipper bag specs:

  • Size: Exactly as written in the pattern, size large.

See you back here next time with another zip pouch!