Saturday, 9 November 2013

A taste of sewing

Well my quilty friends, I had a bit of tantrum about my complete lack of time to sew last night. It made me determined to get something done. 

I have never really understood the obsession with zipper pouches until mine broke the other day. I promptly decided to make my own replacement with the famous Noodlehead tutorial.  And here it is. 


It was a good trial run, and I learned a few things. First, I cut my zipper too stubby. She said to leave an inch, but it's more like two.  Secondly, I decided to quilt the top layer. I did this after I had sewed the fabric to the zips. Next time I will quilt it first. I would also be keen to try some of that iron on clear laminate stuff, but I think I need to get these perfect first. 

This one is for me. I was thinking of doing more for my pay it forward pressies. I mean these are always useful, right?  See, I'm a convert!


The fabric range is Hello Tokyo. Fabricworm made me get it. Naughty Fabricworm. 

Goodness, I think I might even be able to do some linking up this week (links on my linky page). Howdy visitors!


14 comments:

beth said...

cute little bag!

Megan said...

Super cute! It's so annoying when life gets in the way of sewing (she says eyeing a pile of 50 assignments getting in the way of crafty fun). Hope you get some more time to sew very soon!

~Diana said...

Super, Super cute! Looks like a fun project :)

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LA Paylor said...

cute as a button, I'll have to try it too. Keep making time to sew... it's important! I have a roadblocks to creativity series on my blog, and I'd love to hear your comments.
LeeAnna Paylor

lapaylor.blogspot.com

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Glad you managed a bit of sewing time! Such a cute little pouch!

stitch quilt knit said...

Love your little pouch!! Sooo cute :)

Cindy said...

Your pouch is supper cute. Love the fabric. I also have a Fabricworm problem.

Dawn said...

Oh my heck!! That is so stinking cute!! Love the fabric! :)

Glinda ♥ said...

Fabby fabric! This is so charming - love bags, must try harder with zippers :)

DeborahGun said...

very cute :-)

Elita en Suisse said...

I've just found the same tutorial! I think I'm going to try & do one too. I suffer from "container-itis" and I'm not sure there's a cure, especially when I can MAKE MY OWN! Woohoo! Thanks for sharing yours-it's adorable!

Leonie said...

Cute! I tried that very same tut for the first time a couple of weeks ago! Also agree with leaving the end a bit longer :) Good luck this week!

hydeeannsews said...

hello, Tokyo, indeed! turned out all right in the end, so all is well. we keep learning things the hard way it seems, but we learn them. very cute little pouch. =)

pandchintz said...

Cute bag! Love the fabric.