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Day 19:: Zip It Up


I have feared a zipper for far too long. I came across this lovely little tutorial and thought, “I think I can do that!” If you too suffer from “zipper fear” fear no more. Follow her steps and you’ll have yourself a little zipper bag in no time flat! This little one was whipped up just in time to wrap it up for my sister-in-law’s birthday gathering last night.

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  • C.McIlwain
    January 19, 2009 at 7:37 am

    That is too cute.

  • Megan
    January 19, 2009 at 7:45 am

    I love it! I’m definately going to try this tutorial. What cute gifts! And the possibilities are endless as far as fabrics and things you can fill it with. Thanks for finding the tutorial and trying it out.

  • the sweet life with olives
    January 19, 2009 at 7:55 am

    i have a hard time zipping up the zipper on my coat… never mind sewing one onto a handmade bag!!! you continue to rock:-)

  • cousin
    January 19, 2009 at 8:20 am

    very cute!! i wish i could sew! i know i could…just don’t have the patience. maybe someday;)

  • anna and geoffrey
    January 19, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Darby, You are so talented! I am super impressed & wish I could figure out how to sew like that!!

    Have a great week~

  • emily
    January 19, 2009 at 9:06 am

    So cute! You amaze me with all your cute ideas. My birthday is in July.

  • Dona
    January 19, 2009 at 9:52 am

    To all of you who are loving that bag- it is wonderful! She did a great job and I love it!!! I was thrilled to be her first try on a zipper. I only wish my first try’s turned out half as cute as Darbys! Thanks Darby- it really is great!! Can you make matching luggage? Ha- just kidding!

  • Lydia
    January 19, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Cute! That is great fabric…where did you find it?

  • andi
    January 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Perhaps, I fear the sewing machine too much. I have an Elna. Can you help me?

  • Melissa
    January 19, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Once again, another great project! I can’t wait for you to inspire us with some Valentine’s Day projects. I sure hope you’ve got something up your sleeve!

  • becky
    January 19, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    you are brave! i am still scared of my button holer!!

  • southernheart
    January 19, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Very cute. I’m definitely going to try the tutorial. Thank you for sharing!

  • Amanda
    January 19, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I’m so glad you posted this! I love your blog and was just trying to talk myself into attempting a zipper. This tutorial will really help. I’m a novice seamstress for sure.

  • Gray Matters
    January 19, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    So funny – I just used the same tutorial to do my first zipper.

  • Eleanor Oser
    January 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I love this! You are so talented!!

  • No.35style
    January 25, 2009 at 11:52 am

    You are so talented! Cute gift.

  • pve design
    January 27, 2009 at 7:49 am

    zippidy-doo-dah day! lovin it.