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Indigo: Dye It, Make It
This is an endlessly useful and and easily adapted pattern! Zipped bags of all sizes are quickly made and perfect for pens, cosmetics, knitting supplies, and books.

Posted by Ryland Peters & Small Published See Ryland Peters & Small's 141 projects » © 2020 Nicola Gouldsmith / CICO Books · Reproduced with permission. · INDIGO by NICOLA GOULDSMITH, published by CICO Books (£14.99) Photos © GAVIN KINGCOME
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  • How to make a zipper pouch. Zipped Silk Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Dye the silk.

  • Step 2

    Once the silk has dried, gently press (make sure the iron is at the correct setting for your fabric) and cut the fabric to 12 x 17
    in. (30 x 42.5cm). This will give you a bag measuring 10 x 8 in. (25 x 20 cm).

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Zipped Silk Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Open the zipper and pin one side of the zipper to one of the short ends of the fabric, right sides together, with the underside of the zipper facing upward. Using the zipper foot on your sewing machine, stitch in place. Repeat to attach the other side of the zipper to the other short edge. You should now have a “tube” of fabric, joined together by the zipper. Change to a flat seam foot and zigzag stitch these two edges to prevent fraying.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Zipped Silk Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    With the bag still inside out, position the fabric so that the zipper is approximately 1¼ in. (4 cm) down from the top and pin along the sides. Machine stitch down both sides, taking a ½-in. (1-cm) seam allowance, and then zigzag stitch the raw edges.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Zipped Silk Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn the bag right side out through the opened zipper. Make a zipper pull: take a strip of fabric and fold both raw edges in toward the center. Fold in half lengthways to conceal the raw edges and topstitch to secure. Knot through the zipper head as shown.

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