How to add a decorative exposed zipper pocket12:33
Well there's a mouthful of a title! As part of the Nappy bag sew along I'm going to show you today how to use a decorative zip for your zipped pocket.
You could use this technique on any zipped bag pocket though! You'll be surprised how easy it is!
You can buy lacy zips from many places, in the UK, Bobbin Girl (my favourite shop) stocks them.
First thing you need to do is measure the zip from the metal stopper to the top of the teeth. Mine measured 7 3/4". You'll need to make the zipped pocket box this length x 3/8".
Prepare your zipped pocket as you normally would, but making the box the length of your teeth. If your box is going to be longer than your pocket piece I'd recommend choosing a shorter zip. I like at least an inch clear on either side of the box.
Instead of glue basting the zip behind the pocket, you'll be doing it on top of the main bag panel.
You should see the wrong side of the zip from the back of the bag panel. Make sure the teeth are centred.
Easy peasy, see!
If you've ever sewn a zipped pocket, you will definitely not have any troubles with this. If you haven't, go check my zipped pocket tutorial first, and then give this a go! It makes for an attractive pocket!