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How to Add a Recessed Zipper to a Tote – Free Sewing Tutorials

A Free DIY from Stitch Lab

The folks at Stitch Lab Blog show us how to sew a recessed zipper into a basic tote bag, turning it into a fantastic shopping bag or weekly errand tote. We usually add a zippered closure to the top of a bag to keep belongings secure inside, going without the risk of having everything tumble out if the bag tips over. A zippered main/top closure is a good idea when you have a bag without enough body and sturdiness to hold itself straight and tall.

SOPHISTICATED Theme - #5 Set 6, 8, 9, 10" (15.2/20.3/22.9/25.4cm) - Set of 5. Zipperloft - Canadian Supplier.

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More ways to use zippers for your bags:

Ingrid Convertible Canisters Sewing Pattern

Zippered Handles

How to Shorten a Metal Zipper for Your Bag and The Hump Jumper

How to Shorten a Metal Zipper

How to Add a Zippered Lining to a Bag

How to Add a Zippered Lining to a Bag

Recessed Zipper Tote Tutorial by Sarah of My Spare Time

Recessed Zipper Tote Tutorial

How to Add a Zipper to A Finished Tote Bag

How to Add a Zipper to A Finished Tote Bag

How to Shorten a Zipper

How to Shorten a Zipper


 


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