Sunday, July 15, 2012

i made this - zipper pouch

Either I can't read or zippers are just really hard. I suppose I could just admit that I can't read/follow pictures correctly. I found the pattern for this in 1, 2, 3 Sew by Ellen Luckett Baker. The only modification I made was by not adding the stamped twill tape. I'm sure I could've found a similar pattern online somewhere, but I had this handy book checked out from the library and right by my sewing machine, so why not?

I would say this was easy, but it wasn't because of my zipper issues. I'll try it again though. I had to rip the stitches several times because I couldn't get the zipper attached properly. But after I finally got the zipper attached it was pretty easy to finish up, so maybe I shouldn't say it wasn't easy. It was just a user error. I want to make more of these to give to friends. Maybe make some smaller ones for coin purses or something.  I guess I need to look for some good, but inexpensive zippers. Off to etsy I go.

I used City Scene in white for the outside and Rooftop in Grey for the inside. Both fabrics are part of Velocity by Jessica Hogarth. I love this fabric line.

Linking up with Plum & June's Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link Up.

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Beth said...

That is such a cute bag. Great fabrics! Zippers are funny - sometimes I have no trouble at all and others I just can't it to work!

gale said...

Yeah zippers can be fidgety. It looks great though! It'll get easier-I promise.

Janine said...

The zipper sounds annoying but your bag looks great!

Books_Bound said...

Zippers scare me, so I'm with you there. I love your fabric choice though!

Celtic Thistle said...

Zippers are so worth getting the hang of, have a look at Lisa Lam's tutorials on u-handbag she is a zipper queen!