Monday, January 20, 2014
My First Zipper a.k.a. the One With the Boxy Pouch
I am no longer scared of zippers...well, at least I am less scared of zippers than I was earlier today!
So I am mostly a quilter but occasionally I like to try something new and different. Up until now those "different" projects were always selected with NO ZIPPERS!! Today, I put in my first zipper, and it wasn't too bad, really...it actually was pretty easy and came out really nice.
Thanks to this tutorial by Pink Stitches I have successfully made a Boxy Tote. Of course, I used my favorite material ever...Sweetwater's Sewing Guide from Mama Said Sew. I made three changes from the tutorial and used a 13" zipper, fusible fleece for interfacing, and some cotton webbing for the handle...these were the supplies I had on hand and I think they worked great with the pattern.
This is the bag with a pincushion I stitched last year...they make a good pair!
Here it is holding some of my favorite Aurifil spools...so pretty!
Now, I am ready to try another zipper project!