Gusset Zipper Pocket PDF Sewing Pattern | Detailed sewing instructions to make a zippered pocket that opens wide. Intermediate level sewing.


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Sew a zipper pocket that opens up wide so you can see and reach inside!

This pocket is fully lined and there are no exposed seams. It's not difficult to make, but this is for people with sewing experience who are comfortable working with zippers.

The pattern comes with pieces to make one size large enough for cards and a few other things, but still small enough to fit in some tight places like the back side of a wallet.

Instructions are also included for resizing the pocket so you can add it to your other projects. This pocket works best on the back or lining of accessories. In other words, you'll be awed by it when you are done, and it's an extremely functional pocket, but it's not a detail that is going to add any visual style to your project.

This 8-page document comes with:

• pattern pieces for a wallet size pocket
• step-by-step text and photo instructions
• instructions for resizing the pocket for other projects
• instructions for a reusable template for the zipper window

Supplies to Make Size Included:

• fabric - instructions are demonstrated using quilting cotton
• polyester coil zipper - 7" or longer
• 1/4" wide Wonder Tape - optional, but you'll get better results
• chipboard - optional (see preparing facing piece on page 2)
• awl - optional (see preparing facing piece on page 2)

Intermediate Sewing Pattern - You are comfortable and confident sewing and not intimidated by zippers.

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Excited to get this information. Have always wanted to know how to do it.
Apr 26, 2018 by Patricia Christensen
Dec 20, 2017 by Kristina Hernandez
Many thanks. Another beautiful pattern.
Dec 2, 2017 by Morgan LEYGONIE
Pattern and tutorial is as always: clear, understandable and easy to follow. Thanks again!
Nov 20, 2017 by pilli molli
Used these instructions to add a zippered coin pocket to a plain wallet pattern - worked great and looks professional!
Jul 21, 2017 by V. Dessart

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