Fabric & Crochet Zipper Bag

Categories: Bags and Totes, Crochet

This zipper pouch combines a sewn fabric bag and a crocheted piece to make a unique bag. The finished bag measures about 5 1/2″ x 9″. The crocheted portion is made using a puff stitch, The fabric portion lines the crocheted portion. A band of fabric across the top is lined with interfacing to give a little more support to the part that is not covered by crochet. The two parts, fabric and crochet, are made separately and then sewn together.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Structure One Sided Fusible Interfacing
Supplies
worsted weight yarn
H crochet hook
1/4 yard fabric for outside
1/4 yard fabric for lining
9" zipper
rotary cutter, mat, ruler, scissors
thread to match fabric and yarn
sewing needle
yarn needle

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Structure One Sided Fusible Interfacing 20″ Wide X 20 Yard Roll

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Price: $64.99

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Instructions

  • crochet section puff stitch

Step One

Begin by making the crocheted portion

ch 32

Round 1: sc in 2nd stitch, [ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next stitch] repeat to the end of the ch, ch 1, turn and begin working back long the ch in the unworked stitches, sc in first ch, [ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next] repeat to the end of the ch, ch 1, slip stitch to first ch (32 sc, 32 ch spaces)

Round 2: ch 3 (hdc, ch 1), skip sc, hdc4tog in next ch space, ch 1, skip next sc, [hdc4tog in ch space, ch 1, skip next sc] repeat to the last ch space, ch 1, slip stitch to beginning ch (1 hdc/beginning ch, 31 puff stitches, 32 ch spaces)

Round 3: ch 1, sc in ch space, [ch 1, skip next stitch, sc in ch space] repeat to the end, ch 1, slip stitch to first sc (32 ch spaces, 32 sc)

Repeat rounds 2 and 3 each 4 more times for a total of 11 rows

Final Round: ch 1, sc in each ch space and sc around (64 sc)

Finish off, weave in ends

Finished size of the crocheted portion should be about 9″ across and 4″ tall

  • fabric and crochet pieces

Step Two

Cut the pieces for your fabric bag

from the outside fabric cut:

  • 2- 4 1/2″ x 9 1/2″
  • 2- 2″ x 9 1/2″

from lining fabric cut:

  • 2- 4 1/2″ x 9 1/2″
  • 2- 2″ x 9 1/2″

from interfacing cut:

  • 2- 2″ x 9 1/2″

Step Three

Iron the interfacing to the wrong side of the 2″ strips of the outside fabric.

Step Four

Using 1/4″ seams piece together your bag sides by sewing one 2″ strip to one 4 1/2″ piece, you will end up with 2 outside pieces and 2 lining pieces. On the outside fabric only, press the seam towards the smaller section and topstitch close to the edge.

Step Five

Using one lining piece and one outside piece, sandwich your zipper between the two pieces so that your zipper is right side down on the right side of the outside fabric, the lining fabric right side down on top of that. Sew along the edge. Turn the lining to the inside and topstitch close to the zipper. Repeat with the other side.

  • fabric and crochet pouch

Step Six

With the zipper partially open, place the two sections right sides together, matching the lining pieces and the outside pieces. Sew around the outside edge leaving a small opening for turning in the bottom of the outside piece. Turn right side out and sew the opening closed. That part of the bag will be hidden inside of the crocheted bag so it doesn’t really matter what it looks like, I just sewed it closed with my machine.

  • sewing both together

Step Seven

Stitch the fabric bag inside of the crocheted part, it should fit right up to the top band. With coordinating thread hand sew the crochet part onto the fabric bag. Stitch through the top row of crochet stitches, I just made one sewing stitch every other crochet stitch.

Step Eight

Once you have stitched all the way around make a few small stitches on the inside of your bag to finish, cut the thread and enjoy your new bag.