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NEW Tutorial Video + FREE Templates

Adding an Overlay to your flush zipper pockets gives a lovely finish to your Tremont — and it’s easier than it looks!


Sue of Dreamscape Studio added Zipper Overlays to her gorgeous Tremont Crossbody Bag when she tested this sewing pattern for me.   I love how Sue’s overlay looks and thought I’d create a tutorial video with free templates in case others would like to give this option a try.



PATTERN:  To create the bag, you will need to purchase the Tremont Crossbody Bag Sewing pattern  HERE.

BONUS OPTION:  The bonus Zipper Overlay Templates are available at no charge HERE.


Choose from three template shapes to make a zipper overlay for your Tremont exterior, lining, or both!


Cork, Vinyl or Leather are all suitable materials for your Zipper Overlay.



You will need the following:

  • Tremont Crossbody Bag Sewing Pattern and all supplies listed
  • Overlay Template(s) of your choice
  • 2 1/2″ x 9″ cork/vinyl/leather per Overlay
  • Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, Ruler
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Pen and/or chalk
  • Double-Sided Tape or Fabric Glue
  • X-Acto Knife (optional)





YOUTUBE VIDEO:  Follow the instructions provided in the video tutorial HERE.  ** Written instructions are NOT included with the Overlay Templates; instructions are all on the video.






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Thank you, Sue, for your inspiring take on the Tremont Crossbody Bag!