This class will demystify the installation of zippers and in the process, you will sew a lovely travel zip pouch!  Zip bags can be made in any size and in most any kind of fabric or material.  Quilters cotton is the easiest to work with but zip pouches can even be sewn from plastic.  You will also learn how to shorten zippers. This class is designed for beginners who have maybe used a sewing machine before, but even if you haven’t, you will learn quickly on the super easy to use Ragfinery sewing machines.

Impact: Smaller bits of fabric and other discarded textiles are transformed into useful zipper bags, while teaching the skill of zipper installation.

Participant and Materials Requirements: Please bring pre-cut fabric, a zipper at least as long as the long side of your rectangle fabric pieces (the zipper can be easily shortened but not lengthened), and thread. Please cut your fabric as follows: four identical rectangle sizes of fabric in approximately the size you wish your zip pouch to be. Cut the rectangles one inch larger than the finished size of your zip pouch. Two pieces will be the outer fabric and two pieces will be used for the inside lining. Make sure each rectangle is cut exactly the same as the others.  Accuracy is important!  Ragfinery has perfect little quilting fabric rolls in bins for this zip pouch project.  A good size zip pouch is 11 inches across and 9 inches wide making a finished zip pouch of 10 x 8 inches. 

Instructor Jennifer Willner

Instructor Jennifer Willner

About the Instructor: Jennifer Willner has been an avid sewist her entire life. She loves making her own clothes and is especially keen on the technical construction skills necessary to perform alternations on fancy gowns. Jennifer really loves showing people how to make cool things with a sewing machine. She is a patient and enthusiastic sewing teacher. This year she started Sewcially Concious, the custom sewing and alternations business she’s been thinking about for forever.