A while back, I made this lunch bag for my little cousin.
I have been playing with zippers for a while and this one was definitely a wild success. I love this zipper technique! The way that I have constructed this allows the zipper to open wide and allow easy access to the bottom of the bag. I have great plans to adapt this zipper design to many other bags. For now, I decided a simple, straightforward design was necessary so that I could get a pattern out there! Check out the Quick Zip Lunch Bag PDF Sewing Pattern.
Thank you so much for your great ideas. I am having a hard time figuring out how to sew in a zipper to a bag. I have been sewing bags for years and have never attempted a zipper because well, frankly they scare me to death. I think I am ready. I love your online tutorials with pics and great instructions. Do you have a tutorial that shows step by step how to put the zipper in a bag? Like you, I do not usually work with patterns. All of my bags are my own creations that came out of nowhere but very simple. Thanks for your help in advance :)
Tiffany – the pattern has step by step photos showing how to insert the zipper. You can purchase it here: https://dogundermydesk.com/store/patterns/quick-zip-lunch-bag-pdf-pattern/
I think you’ll have a lot of success! You can see customers’ finished bags in the flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/dogundermydesk/pool/