Zipper Bag SWAP 2020 Edition

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With all of the amazing pictures from my Pincushion SWAP being shared, more and more of you are reaching out. Asking, when is the next SWAP??? Well, today is the day! I’m officially kicking off the Zipper Bag SWAP 2020 Edition.

It's time for another SWAP. Sign up today to be teamed up with your perfect partner and receive tons of helpful hints and inspiration. Zipper Bag SWAP 2020 Edition with The Sewing Loft

I know that some folks hear the word zipper and instantly get nervous but I promise they are so much easier than you think! happen to be one of the favorite things to exchange with new friends. They are easy to make, come in all different shapes and sizes. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, they are scrap friendly!

ZIPPER BAG SWAP 2020 Details:

WHAT/SIZE: Every participant will make and receive a handmade zipper bag. The pattern/style is “Maker’s choice” and can be anything that displays your creative point of view. For this SWAP it is highly encouraged that you keep your design “scrappy”.

WHEN: Sign Up’s are happening NOW through October 2, 2020, or earlier.* All packages must be shipped to partners by November 13, 2020.

WHERE: Everywhere! My SWAP events are open to everyone. Each participant will be paired with a partner in their general area to keep shipping costs low.

WHO: All fabric scrap lovers and stitchers are welcome! Please remember when joining any swap, your partner may have a different skill level. We offer helpful hints, technique based tutorials and because of our community atmosphere, you are able to get help and ask questions along the way.

Price: $5 per SWAP  – I am often asked about the fee and want to clarify right upfront. Running a SWAP of this size and caliber requires a tremendous amount of effort behind the screen. There are many hours spent organizing, emailing, and following up on participants. Not to mention being a SWAP Angel when a partner falls out at the last minute.

*Please note that space is limited and the event is likely to sell out. Be sure to join the fun while you can.

It's time for another SWAP. Sign up today to be teamed up with your perfect partner and receive tons of helpful hints and inspiration. Zipper Bag SWAP 2020 Edition with The Sewing Loft

Scrappy Girls Club Group: As many of you know community is very important to me. So, I formed a private Facebook community to chat directly with you and offer a safe space for everyone to get together.  Inside the group, you can share projects you are working on or have finished, meet, and get to know the members from around the world, share inspiration, and participate in additional group activities. Everything is in one spot- simple and easy to use on your computer or smartphone.

You can see many of the packages sent from past SWAP participants there. Feel free to check it out because they are amazing!

Here is how the SWAP will work:

The Zipper Bag Swap is open for sign-ups until October 2, 2020,*. Once signed up you will be sent a quick questionnaire to help me pair you with the perfect sewing buddy.  Then I’ll be digging in with my team and getting to work partnering you with the perfect sewing buddy. All participants will receive an email with your partner information by October 9, 2020.

Need Inspiration? Never fear, I have a great round-up of free zipper bags here. Looking for a fun zipper tab to add to your pouch? Be sure to check out this article!

100 Zipper Bag Patterns | The Sewing Loft

Now, I understand that some folks cringe at the thought of installing a zipper but I promise, it’s super easy when you have the right tools! Be sure to check out why I love my narrow zipper foot here.

Differences between the standard zipper foot vs the narrow zipper foot. Learn why the narrow zipper foot is a MUST have! The Sewing Loft

For those that have never joined a SWAP before I have a great article on SWAP Etiquette and how they work. In the meantime, remember my Scrappy Girls Club Community is always open. Feel free to stop by anytime to chat with other members and share how you are using your scraps! You can share any time during the day, we are always open.


  1. Linda johnson says

    Heather sorry I skipped the pdf download because I thought it would be emailed. Do you have a link where I can get it? Thanks
    Linda Johnson

  2. I joined this swap!

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