This tutorial is for when you want a bag with a fabric pattern that needs to face up...like the cupcakes on both sides. Super easy, and the seam is tucked inside the lining, versus Take 1's tutorial with the seam being seen just inside the bag.
2 pieces of 6 1/2 inch X 8 1/2 inch Outer fabric -again using the tea towels from Borders
2 pieces of 6 1/2 inch X 8 1/2 inch Lining fabric -just some remnants I had at home
1/2 inch includes 1/4 inch seam allowance
7 inch zipper
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Pinking Shears- optional
Sewing machine...you could easily do this by hand but it will take a little longer than the last tutorial.
Lay a piece of lining fabric down (right-side up if it matters) and then your zipper, like so. This placement is important. Your zipper pull will face up and be on your right. Pin. Next lay a piece of outer fabric right-side down onto the zipper (with pattern upright-see cupcakes below)...
and pin. With your zipper foot sew across the top of this pinned stack close to the zipper teeth.
After sewing you will pull the fabric back to look like this and press. One side done.
Lay your 2nd piece of lining fabric down (right-side up if it matters)...
and then your zipper, like so. Again, this placement is important. Your zipper pull will face up and be on your left. Pin. Next lay your 2nd piece of outer fabric right-side down onto the zipper (with pattern upright-see cupcakes below)...
Again with your zipper foot sew across the top of this pinned stack close to the zipper feet. The open up the bag and to look like this and press again. Unzip your zipper so that you will be able to flip your right side at the end.
Now put your outer fabric together right side to right side and pin. Do the same with the lining. You will have what you see below.
Now sew all the way around with 1/4 inch seam, leaving a inch opening. When you are sewing in the middle hold the seam down to the lining side, see below.
Make sure that you leave that 2 inch opening or you will not be able to open up your bag!
If your fabric likes to fray hit it with your pinking shears before taking the next step. Mine is just some cheapo cotton remnant so it needed it.
Now you'll need to flip your bag right-side out by pushing everything through that 2 inch opening you left in your lining.
Once you have everything through you will have something like this.
You will just need to sew up that 2 inch opening before pushing the lining into your bag. You can do this by hand and make it really hard to see or just pop it on the maching and top stitch it (sew really close to the edge).
Trim the threads, pop the lining into the outer fabric and TADA, another cute little bag!
I even cut out a little cupcake with some leftover fabric, pinned it right sides together, sewed around the edges leaving a little opening, flipped it right side out and stuffed it with some leftover tulle I had in my remnants box. I just hand sewed the little opening together and sewed it right onto the zipper. Cupcake-pull!!
For another tutorial with less seams check out Zipper Pouch tutorial Take 1.