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From: little rosie
Date: 10-24-2003, 05:19 PM (1 of 4)
Hello -

I am trying to put a zipper in a simple bag (Simplicity pattern 9949, bag G), but when I get to the 2nd part of stitching the zipper in with the zipper opened, I can not sew around the zipper pull. Any help is appreciated as I have practiced on three bags so far and I am frustrated.

If anyone has an easy way to make a cosmetic bag or knows of a free pattern on the Web, please let me know.

Thank you.
User: little rosie
Member since: 10-11-2002
Total posts: 4
From: dmoses
Date: 10-24-2003, 06:14 PM (2 of 4)
You have to stop sewing, move the zipper pull out of the way, then continue sewing.

Maybe this article will help: :bluesmile

There is also info on zippers here:
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 10-25-2003, 03:48 PM (3 of 4)
Stop sewing with needle down in the material, lift presser foot, move zipper pull out of the way very carefully, put presser foot down, continue your seam...:bg: :bg:
Sew With Love
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: little rosie
Date: 10-27-2003, 06:20 PM (4 of 4)
Thank you Donna and Libby for your help with the zipper. I plan on trying the suggestion this next weekend.
User: little rosie
Member since: 10-11-2002
Total posts: 4
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