Sew Easy You’ll Think You Cheated

Lazies, Our Runaround Bag pattern has been one of our most popular designs since it came out a hundred million years ago. The secret it holds…a fantastic zipper installation that can’t be beat. It doesn’t sound sexy, but there is nothing like learning a trick you can use over and over again. Read on for details, a video demo and tips, then grab the COUPON CODE to save a little on the pattern later in the post.

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Runaround Bag LGD111 by Lazy Girl Designs

Sew Easy Zipper – It’s Like Cheating!
I developed the Sew Easy Zipper technique just for our Runaround Bag, but you can use it on so many projects once you learn this handy trick.

Part of what makes the zipper technique so wonderful is that we totally ignore the zipper ends and just use the good part in the middle. It’s like cheating!

Or eating the middle of an Oreo cookie first. Or finding an extra piece of chocolate when you thought you were out. Oh yeah, it’s that good.

Handy back pocket

The Runaround is just a little bigger than my hand, making it the right size for a little bit of this and that for a light day on the go. It has a back pocket and long shoulder strap making it perfect to wear cross-body.

The perfect zipper installation!

Embellished with Renaissance Ribbons

You probably already have what you need to make a Runaround Bag. Grab a couple of fat quarters, a bit of fleece or batting, a zipper and you are good to go! For best results, use our Dreamy Fleece (fusible or sew-in) from top selling Lazy Girl Designs line of interfacings.

easy zipper installation

Embellished with Renaissance Ribbons

For More Info and Ideas
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Choosing a Zipper Color
Zipper Sources

Embellished with Renaissance Ribbons

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Save Now! Get The Pattern

Use the coupon code by December 31, 2018 to save 20% on the Runaround Bag!
Coupon code: LazyGirlDesignsSewEasyZipper

Pattern Link: Runaround Bag.

Zips, Baby!
The Runaround Bag needs a 12″ or longer zip. Here are the zips I like. Zippers in Joan’s Essentials.

Embellished with Renaissance Ribbons

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