by babash ( edited 10 Jul 2016 ) 10 Jul 2016

Well I finally had a go at the Zipper purses. I have been such a chicken too scared in case I did some damage to the machine.



How wrong was I. It is so simple and the needle goes no where it will cause damage.


Here is what I have made this morning 2 different sizes.


Found the smallest one a bit hard to turn inside out but think it was the flannelette I used as wadding. It was scraps left over from making pyjamas. The larger one was a thinner flannelette. The stippling on the front doesn't show in the pictures. The designs are from GG Designs embroidery.


Would be interested to hear what others use,
Forgot to say I was inspired by Crafter 2243

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by rachap 08 Aug 2016

Very nice, especially for your first try. I like your color anddesign combinations.

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by robinbird 07 Aug 2016

Such delightful coin purses you've done& they made up nice with these colors too. Thanks for sharing your work, :~D

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by mgregg01 05 Aug 2016

I love the colors.

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by pldc 04 Aug 2016

nicely done. I might even try it myself lol

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by mygalsal 04 Aug 2016

You did a great job! Isn't it great to do new things with your embroidery machine?! I make myself do something new every month and learn so many techniques and still I cannot do half of what my machine is capable of doing. Keep it up!

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by jamierosey 29 Jul 2016

please try follow the instruction
you can

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babash by babash 29 Jul 2016

Yes you are correct I have made many now.

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by Sewmum1 13 Jul 2016

These look great in black and white. Well done

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babash by babash 13 Jul 2016

Thank you. I always think if in doubt about what colour to do for someone make it Black and White always looks classy.

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by peafarm 13 Jul 2016

I was so afraid of zipper type also until I tried Fatima's zip purse. Went so smoothly but I ended up stitching the lining wrong--as someone said--a learning curve. I have not made it again though but will. Creative Machine Embroidery has a freebie download for a usb stick holder by Lisa Archer also--I think free until August. Instructions are on YouTube and in that magazine. There is just so much keeping me from my machine right at now. Black and white fabrics are always lovely. Great job.

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babash by babash 13 Jul 2016

Thank you for telling me about the Creative Machine one I looked at it before but only saw the page that said it cost $6.99 to buy. So I just downloaded it.

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by gerryvb 13 Jul 2016

they look great :)

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babash by babash 13 Jul 2016

Thank you

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by cfidl 13 Jul 2016

Very Nice!

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babash by babash 13 Jul 2016

Thank you

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by arisann 13 Jul 2016

VERY nice.. I will try.

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babash by babash 13 Jul 2016

Thank you. Yes you should try it was fun to do.

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by jrob Moderator 11 Jul 2016

You are not the first one inspired by crafter2243! Your purses are lovely. I found that if I cut off the corners at a diagonal, making the closest part cut nearest the corner, it turned much easier.

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Yes crafter2243 does some nice work. As do a lot of others that is why it is so interesting to see the projects.
I think I struggled with the small one because I used too heavy tear away and flannelette.
Everything is a learning curve.

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by queenofhearts 11 Jul 2016

For those of you who have not tried ITH zipper application there is really only one thing to keep in mind. Do not use metal zippers and make sure the zipper pull and the zipper stop are not positioned where you will be stitching. Other that that --easy-peasy.

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Now I have done one I think why did it take me so long.

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by sonjapotgieter 11 Jul 2016

Stunning work done!!!Great

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Thank you so much.

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by basketkase 11 Jul 2016

Great job, I still have not mastered the zipper!!

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queenofhearts by queenofhearts 11 Jul 2016

If you do a ITH zipper the machine does all the work, you can't do it wrong. Sometimes I make quilt blocks into small pouches if I have no other use for the blocks. I even have an ITH file for doing a zipper if I am making a small bag that is not an ITH project.

babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

What a clever idea using the zipper file for bags not in the hoop.
I had more problems with my tear away being too heavy than the zip.

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by dragonflyer 11 Jul 2016

Nicely done...and courage, too!

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Thank you.

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by pennifold 11 Jul 2016

These look great, nice little zipper purses. Love Chris

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Thanks Chris

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by shirley124 11 Jul 2016

Well done. I have yet to give these a try. Hugs

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Thank you.

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by sandralane 11 Jul 2016

You have done a marvellous job with these they look terrific, I also have not yet tried these, but will make an attempt soon. Am on fsl butterflies to trim bags at there moment. Sandra.

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Thank you. Looking forward to seeing your bags.

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by vickiannette 11 Jul 2016

look great with the addition of the key ring.

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Thank you. I was sending it off to Daughter in Law in a parcel of stuff for grands. Thought she could hook it to key ring and pop coffee money in it.

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by grossfamilie 11 Jul 2016

Wow - that is really lovely work and you are brave. I hope to find my way some day too - just at the moment keen on FSL designs :-) Hugs Maria

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Thank you. I enjoyed it.

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by carolpountney 11 Jul 2016

Great work I have not plucked up the courage to try the zipper work yet will get there sometime

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Thank you. Pick a day when you are alone and all is quiet and print out the instructions and do it step by step. You will enjoy it. believe me.

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by eleen 11 Jul 2016

Love your color scheme they look great.

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Thank you. Thought can't go wrong with black and white.

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by Barbaric 11 Jul 2016

Sometimes we just need a bit of encouragement to try new things. They look lovely.

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Thank you. That is so true.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 11 Jul 2016

You did great. The first time my machine had to go over a zipper I almost turned blue holding my breath. Like Bevintex said......now you may have to stock up on zippers. Glad you had the courage

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Thank you. Yes I sat with my finger on the stop button for the first one.

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by lbrow 10 Jul 2016

You have done a good job with them. Congratulations on doing something new for you/Lillian

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Thank you

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by bevintex edited 10 Jul 2016

Now you can try the bigger 5x7 size. You may need to stock up on zippers

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Thank you. Yes I am going to try the bigger size. Have a box full of zippers but too many are metal. Will have to sit and sort through and bag them separate.

babash by babash 13 Jul 2016

Found a shop near by that sells up to 9 inches for 70 cents each and above that I think was 90 cents. All nylon zips just 2 price points.

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by mops Moderator 10 Jul 2016

They look pretty and as you discovered, nothing to be scared of.

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babash by babash 11 Jul 2016

Thank you

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by noah 10 Jul 2016

oh i love them both have only made wee fobs no purse maybe i will try that next lol hugs

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babash by babash 10 Jul 2016

The small is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2
The larger is 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
Not big at all.

noah by noah 10 Jul 2016

What do i look under on there site i can't find them??

mops by mops 10 Jul 2016

ITH projects page 10

noah by noah 10 Jul 2016

thanks:):)

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