I made a Sew Together Bag, pattern by SewDemented, and this is how I finished it!
So now that you’ve got the lining and the exterior pin basted, you’ll be able to add the binding on the sides. If you’ve ever bound a quilt, it’s the same concept. I sew the binding on the right side, flip it to the wrong side, then stitch in the ditch on the front side to catch the binding in the back side.
So next you’ll need to put the long zipper onto the outside of the bag. Basically you’re binding the top and bottom edges of the bag with a zipper in the middle.
Then you’ll need to make the tabs for either side of the zipper, to attach it to the bag, making the handle on either side. I made my tabs larger to fit my zipper ends better. That Purple Thang makes turning those little tabs so much quicker, easier and smoother than just using any old pointy tool.
Finishing the bag will continue next time…8