A PDF Sewing Pattern to make a Zip Double.
The Chicken Boots Zip Double is secure, portable, and lightweight and being able to see inside keeps your project visible and at the front of the crafting list. A secure project bag takes the worry out of losing any stitches or pieces of your craft project and with a zippered closure your craft will be safe! The pocket may be on the inside, but you can see what's inside of it from the outside.
This bag was an instant best seller. Named for being a zippered version of, and a bit larger than, the Double Double. Crafters liked the zipper keeping their project safe but also having a lightweight bag they could literally throw in the car/canoe/camper.
This sewing pattern also comes with two additional views: All Fabric with exterior pocket (View B), or Fully Lined with exterior pocket (View C). You can make any View in all fabric or a combination of vinyl or other style fabrics.
See-Through Exterior (if you choose vinyl)
Roomy, Portable and Stores Flat
Clutch Style Handle
AND if you want some alternate ways to sew the pocket as a zippered pocket I give you oodles of them here plus I cut a Zip Double out at the beginning.
(Note that when you purchase the Zip Double you get a dedicated How To Sew video link that is in-depth. The video above goes over a bunch of useful stuff but focuses on four different ways to insert a zipper in the pocket :)
Sewing the Zip Double will sharpen your skills working with binding and vinyl type substrates if you choose one. All the steps are simple and straight-forward.
The included How-To Video walks you through all the steps in an encouraging and confidence building way. The written instructions have large step-by-step photos with tips along the way.
Lots of tips for sewing with vinyl are provided!
Skill Level: Intermediate
- 14"/35.6 cm wide (at top) and 7.5"/19 cm wide (at bottom), 11.5"/29.2 cm tall overall, 6.25" deep front to back at bottom (see images)
- Written and Illustrated Sewing Instructions including an At-A-Glance page for quick reference and Video Time Stamps, 19 pages. Note that written instructions are not included for View B and C however they each have their own At-A-Glance which covers the sewing steps and includes time stamps for the video. All views are demonstrated in the video.
- A PDF pattern that you can print at home:
- 11 pages 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper (minimal taping required)
- Sewing Video Tutorial
- Imperial and Metric are provided.
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Please read the Read Me file for your Video link and helpful printing tips!
You're welcome to make and sell the Zip Double if you have purchased the pattern but only if you're on a home-based business scale. If you have questions on what scale 'home-based' is just ask! Please use the hashtag so we can feature your creations!
To make the Zip Doubles as pictured:
Fabrics and material:
Most medium weight wovens such as quilting cottons or heavier like canvas will work well for the Zip Double. If you are using vinyl, the bag pictured was made using 12 gauge matte (non-glare) vinyl. You can find vinyl at most major fabric stores. When selecting a vinyl, you're looking for a heavy yet supple material that won't crack with age. It is very affordable so get the best you can find.
(The bird print is a lighter quilting cotton, the Yarn print is linen/cotton canvas printed by Spoonflower, the Blue with floral pocket is a 10 oz. waxed canvas (solid blue) with Liberty of London Tana Lawn floral print that was lined with fabric on the pocket.
This bag doesn't quite stand up on it's own unless made in a stiff material or filled with goodies.
(Combine yardages if you're making yours all in one material)
- 1/3 yd (30.5cm) 45" (115 cm) wide Fabric for Top and Pocket (this is enough to make your handle from fabric if you choose)
- 1/2 yd (.5m) 54" (137 cm) wide Vinyl such as 12 gauge matte NOTE: You can replace the Vinyl with fabric.
Yardages will accommodate one-way or allover prints, but allow extra for centering motifs.
- 1" (2.54 cm) wide Grosgrain Ribbon, 13"/33 cm (instructions are also provided to make your handle from fabric
- 16"/41 cm Zipper (coil chain style or plastic teeth are best near yarn)
- 1.375" (35 mm) wide bias binding, 3 yds (2.75 m) double fold packaged or make your own *
- Needles suitable for medium duty sewing; all machines vary. Suggested sizes: 90/14 and 100/16. Test your materials.
You can purchase zipper by-the-yard HERE. By using this kind of zipper, you can put the top on the FOLD for both the Outer and Lining pieces, and sew in the zipper on one side.
* A fat quarter of fabric can yield 5.5 yds (5 m) of bias binding that measures 1.375" (35 mm) wide.
Here are some helpful videos to cut and sew your own bias binding:
Share what you make! Or check out the hashtags to see the Zip Doubles made by others!