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Help with a wetbag

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Help with a wetbag

Postby littlesez » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:45 pm

As title says I am a beginner. I have only ever done one zip and it was a mess ! What do I need ? I have pul and cotton fabric want to make an XL with a shoulder strap. Bit ambitious :) so assuming I need some kind of fasteners

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Re: Help with a wetbag

Postby karenandgeorgia » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:55 pm

If you don't want to try a zip again how about a strip of velcro?

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Re: Help with a wetbag

Postby red_dwarf » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:12 pm

PUL, cotton, and a zip. You can make a strap from the cotton :)

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Re: Help with a wetbag

Postby littlesez » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:31 pm

Thanks :) anyone know of any tutorials ?

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Re: Help with a wetbag

Postby docmaggoo » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:37 pm

This is my favourite!

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2010/11/zi ... -iron.html

It's for zipped pouches with 2 layers!
So would work fab for pul and cotton!

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Re: Help with a wetbag

Postby littlesez » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:17 am

Thanks everyone i def need a zip as its going to be a real heavy duty bag used for swimming and don't think velcro would hold. I think i might wait til Tuesday at my sewing class and then i can be walked through the zip :D

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Re: Help with a wetbag

Postby red_dwarf » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:52 pm

That tutorial is exactly how I make my wet bags :)
You could pop a loop of fabtic on each side, and then make a strap out of cotton and attach to the loops, then the strap would lay flat. If you sewed the shoulder strap directly into the side seam, it would twist and wouldnt lay quite flat.

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Re: Help with a wetbag

Postby littlesez » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:03 am

Have done a practice one at sewing class its a cute little XS one nearly done the XL too but need to find the zip foot thingy for my sewing machine now :-?

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Re: Help with a wetbag

Postby red_dwarf » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:57 am

littlesez wrote:Have done a practice one at sewing class its a cute little XS one nearly done the XL too but need to find the zip foot thingy for my sewing machine now :-?

You can put a zip in with a normal foot/walking foot, but it is easier with a zipper foot. I only used a zipper foot for the first time last year, i had always just used normal feet in the past

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