The Zippy Bag is a great bag to experiment with different combinations of fabric, or to showcase your favorite designer's latest fabric collection! Each step is thoroughly explained and I've included computer drawn illustrations of the steps. The pattern includes instructions for installing a top zipper closure, exterior zipper pockets, and interior slip pockets.
** You may use this pattern to create handmade finished items to sell! Please credit me (Jen Fox Studios) for the design in any online item description.
Visit my blog to learn more about me and my small business! www.jenfoxstudios.com
Jen Fox is the owner and designer at Jen Fox Studios, where she designs sewing and quilt patterns, fabric, and writes sewing books. Her book, "Transfer Embellish Stitch: 16 Textile Projects for the Modern Maker" is a new approach to creatively putting your own touch on textiles. In the book, Jen and co-author Sarah Case explain how to use techniques like applique, reverse applique, deColourant, stencils, cut outs, hand embroidery, and fabric paint to create unique textiles to incorporate into projects. It's for sale here: https://jenfoxstudios.com/collections/supplies/products/transfer-embellish-stitch
Jen lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and also runs a sister shop, www.foxlyshop.com , where she sells her finished sewn goods
- Illustrated Sewing Pattern
- US Imperial Measurement
Materials you need at home:
- (3) 12" x 8" scraps for exterior pockets
- 1/3 yd fabric for strap & exterior gusset
- 1/3 yd fabric for exterior & zipper casing
- 1/3 yd fabric for lining
- 1 2/3 yd of 20"-22" wide interfacing, or 1 yd of 40"- 45" wide interfacing (Pellon Craft Fuse, Pellon Decor Bond or similar)
- (1) 12" zipper
- (2) 9" zippers
- coordinating thread
- sewing machine & basic sewing tools
Jen Fox Studios was created in 2009 and specializes in handbags and accessory sewing patterns for the home sewist. "Transfer - Embellish - Stitch: 16 Textile Projects for the Modern Maker", a book I co-authored with Sarah Case and published by C&T Publishing / Stash Books, was released in October 2016. My first fabric collection of quilting cottons, "Nomad", was released in 2014 through P&B Textiles.
My approach to sewing is a combination of the attitudes of the women in my family who came before me: my great aunt was precise and painstaking in her elaborate traditional piecing and hand quilting; my grandmother was frugal and resourceful, using what she had on hand to sew warm, simple patchwork blankets that I slept under many cold winters in eastern Pennsylvania at her home. My mother has a no-fail attitude when approaching her sewing and is an innate problem solver; she has been a constant source of encouragement for all of my artistic endeavours. She challenges me to create my own inventive solutions to creative projects and treat roadblocks like obstacles to be solved and overcome. The result of these varied influences has been one part precision and technique, one part resourcefulness, and two parts pure stubbornness and gusto. For me, Jen Fox Studios is a compilation of these attitudes and I sincerely hope that my sewing patterns and products can provide you with the skills along with the encouragement to use your own creativity so that you create projects that show off your own personal style.
I am constantly inspired by the things around me: clean lines in architecture, textures and patterns, the sunsets of the southwest, and the mountains and deserts. My professional background is in interior design, and I approach each sewing project as a design problem to solve.
I am lucky to call the beautiful high desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico home. When I'm not sewing and creating, I enjoy hiking, biking, camping, daydreaming, and being outside as much as possible.