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How to get *pointy* corners on your zipper pouches!

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Note: this is simply a *mini* tutorial for how to get "pointy" corners on your zipper pouches. I'm assuming that you already know how to install a zipper, but are just having issues with your zipper corners!

1. Cut tabs for the ends of your zipper. I like to use the lining fabric for a bit of contrast usually, but that's just me. Any fabric will do!

Onwards... If your zipper is a *touch* shorter than your pouch size, that is ideal! Otherwise, you want to trim the ends of the zipper (there are *plenty* of tutorials out there on how to do this, and my patterns explain how to as well). Basically you stitch on top of the zipper at the end and add tab. Pull down zipper head mid-way and again, sew over zipper at length you need. I like my zipper ends to be approximately 1" away from the end of my pouch. I cut tabs for the end measuring approximately 3", so when folded they measure in at a good 1.5".

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2. Fold your tabs in half, and sew to the ends of your zipper which is measuring approximately 1" short on each end.

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3. Flip your zipper over and cut off any excess bulk as shown.

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4. Press your pouch flat with a hot iron. You will be able to see, and feel that the zipper ends have very little bulk.
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5. This step will help your corners a lot - top stitch the sides of the zipper! While you're at it, trim your pouch edges so they're nice & even! That will help give your pouch a uniform shape & size!

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Now simply finish sewing your pouch as per usual, and gently poke out those corners! Be sure to use something dull (I use a bamboo turner) or you'll poke right throught them! Lol!!

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Look at those lovely corners!! Perfection if I do say so myself... *wink*

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I hope this helps! Happy sewing my friends!!

 

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