Tuesday 6 June 2017

Showcasing ~ Zipper End Tab ~ Tutorial

Zippers are not the hardest part of making a bag. It's getting those pesky corners just right. Today's showcased tutorial shows how to make corners that look perfect.

Learn how to sew perfect zippers with tabs, resulting in professional looking bags. Tutorial by SewforSoul

Josie, from SewforSoul, shows how to cover zipper ends with tabs, resulting in professional looking zippered bags. Josie's method of inserting zips is quick and easy, without any complicating measuring. Once you have mastered the technique, you'll be able to use it on all your zippered pouches.

Josie added her Zipper End Tab Tutorial to the Purses, Pouches & Clutches link party. You might like to check out the following links at the Purses, Clutches & Pouches linky...
  • 30 Free Zipper Pouch Tutorials
  • Easiest Tissue Pouch
  • Zipper Pull Tutorial
  • DIY Leather Purse
  • Triangle Fold Pouch

... Pam


  1. Thanks, Pam, for sharing the link to Josie's tutorial. I've always hated those puckered ends of a zipper on a pouch or tote. Her tutorial will end that for me!

  2. Liebe Pam,
    danke für den Link...gerade heute habe ich eine Kosmetiktasche genäht, wobei ich die Reißverschlussenden, wieder nicht so schön genäht habe....doch mit dem Tutorial, wird es hoffentlich nun besser werden;-)

    LG Klaudia

  3. thankyou Pam this will be a great help I avoid bags that have zips but maybe now I will attempt one

  4. Thanks so ,much for sharing this Pam, it's always such a thrill to have your expert seal of approval! xx

  5. After reading various tutes on this subject and still having problems with Tabs, I'm happy to say your tute seems to have solved my dilemma. This is the first time I've read that it's important to slip just a small amt of zip into the Tabs. That's the key to success for me. Thanks so much!

    1. It can sometimes be quite fiddly to insert just a little of the zip end into the tab, in which case put in as much as you like stitch the zip into the tab and then turn the tab inside out and trim zipper excess to required size :)

    2. Josie explained it really well, didn't she, Lin. I do the same as Josie, and only add a small amount of the zipper in the tab.

  6. After you very kindly showcased my tutorial Pam, I received an email asking if I could write another one showing how to make the actual lined pouch with contrast panel. I've done it and will share it in your lovely link party!


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