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Zippered Bags With a Twist: The One-Zip Way

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Item # 15241128
Instructor : Joan Hawley
$39.99 $29.99
Skill Level 2 : Some experience
Learn Joan Hawley's one-zip method for sewing bag zippers to create accessories that stand open when they're unzipped. You'll sew two fun bags and a custom key fob using Joan's included patterns and tips for controlling bias edges, adding fun faux piping, creating boxed corners and more.  Learn Joan Hawley's one-zip method for sewing bag zippers to create accessories that stand open when they're unzipped. You'll sew two fun bags and a custom key fob using Joan's included patterns and tips for controlling bias edges, adding fun faux piping, creating boxed corners and more. More
Make three functional, beautiful projects as you learn Joan Hawley's method for installing zippers in one go.

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Learn Joan Hawley's one-zip method for sewing bag zippers to create accessories that stand open when they're unzipped. You'll sew two fun bags and a custom key fob using Joan's included patterns and tips for controlling bias edges, adding fun faux piping, creating boxed corners and more.
 Learn Joan Hawley's one-zip method for sewing bag zippers to create accessories that stand open when they're unzipped. You'll sew two fun bags and a custom key fob using Joan's included patterns and tips for controlling bias edges, adding fun faux piping, creating boxed corners and more.
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   Joan Hawley

As "Lazy Girl," Joan Hawley always finds the easy and fun way to a successful project. A self-described geek and armchair engineer, Joan is also a popular author, teacher, designer and blogger. In addition to her successful pattern line, she has developed her own line of interfacing, Sew Lazy, and designs notions for Clover Needlecraft. Joan is passionate for purses and poodles, loves the thrill of the written word, collecting books, thinking about gardening and occasionally burning a new recipe.

Materials: What you Need

1 . 100% cotton quilting-weight fabric
2 . Thread to coordinate with fabric
3 . Polyester, all-purpose, basic apparel zippers, size #3
4 . Extra zipper pulls
5 . Fusible fleece
6 . Lightweight fusible interfacing 
7 . Key fob hardware
8 . Optional: Double-sided sewable sticky tape and liquid glue
9 . Clear acrylic gridded ruler
10 . Point turner
11 . Pressing board
12 . Rotary cutter and mat
13 . Scissors
14 . Pins or small sewing clips
15 . Sewing machine needles: Universal or Sharp in size 70/10 or 80/12
16 . Stiletto 
17 . Chalk marker or water-soluble marker
18 . Old rotary cutter or scissors for cutting across zipper teeth

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Meet the Projects & the One-Zip
00:19:50

Start by getting to know instructor Joan Hawley and the adorable projects you'll be able to make in this class: whimsical Sweetpea Pods, darling Becca Bags and versatile Fobio key fobs! Next, Joan will reveal the revolutionary one-zip technique you'll apply to your projects, as well as tips for picking the perfect materials for your projects.

Lesson 2 : Sweetpea Pods: Part One
00:24:04

Dive into the Sweetpea Pod project, and learn lots of fabulous new sewing tips along the way. Joan will show you how surprisingly easy it is to install the zipper, and shares tips on controlling bias edges. Next, add a gorgeous faux piping effect that looks more complex than it is.

Lesson 3 : Sweetpea Pods: Part Two
00:26:22

Finish your Sweetpea Pod by carefully aligning your project and zipper pull, keeping everything centered and polished. Along the way, Joan will share construction tips that will help you elevate your sewing skills and achieve a perfectly pressed small project.

Lesson 4 : Becca Bags: Part One
00:27:22

Apply your new one-zip prowess to the Becca Bag, which is just as fun in a small or large size! Joan will show you how to determine the best size of project for your zipper (or vice versa), and she'll demonstrate how to install the zipper and add a beautiful decorative flange.

Lesson 5 : Becca Bags: Part Two
00:29:08

Your Becca Bag is almost complete, but not before you add more beautiful faux piping and functional topstitching to complete the look. Joan will also share her tips for creating a perfectly finished bag, from the zipper to neat and tidy boxed corners you'll love!

Lesson 6 : Fobio Key Fob
00:25:21

Wrap up the class with a lovely little project that can be customized in endless ways. Meet the Fobio, which can hold keys, attach to your Becca Bag, hold a badge as a lanyard and much more! Joan shows you how to do everything from customizing your Fobio with piecing to installing the hardware neatly and efficiently.



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