Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Zippity do da...

It's a zipper ya'll, and I did it all by myself! With some help from this tutorial, I mostly figured out how to make a zipper pouch. The good: it opens and closes and everything! The not so good: the top corners are rounded, lending it that homemade-but-not-in-a-good-way look. To give me a little bit of credit, I couldn't tell from the tutorial the proper way to sew over the zipper. The instructions said to "sew along the three sides" of both the lining and the outer fabric separately and never mentioned anything specific about what to do with that pesky zipper in the final finishing steps.

Many, many more zippers to come.


Angela said...

For what it's worth, if you hadn't told me that was homemade, I wouldn't have had a clue! And the fabric is incredibly fabulous.

caro said...

Great colour selection for the zipper with that fabric. It's a perfect match. As far as how to sew over the zipper in that last step, I usually go from the original stitching line down. You can see it in the giant version here on flickr Then when you turn it right side out, push those zip corners out so they're not rounded.
Hope that helps!

ashley anne said...

Caro-Thank you so much for your help! I need the encouragement and expertise!

When you say the original stitching line, do you mean the stitching around the outer fabric--that line of stitches goes over the zipper?

Sorry, I am such a novice!

(I hope you see this comment! I wasn't able to send you an email.)

Thanks again!