Saturday, February 2, 2013

Zippy!

This was so quick and fun! And look! I have my own triple zip pouch! I'm so excited!






Thanks to Debbie at A Quilters Table for the tutorial and the TZ Along on Flickr! I used Debbie's tutorial for most of it, and then went to the tute Marci posted to help with the final bit. Thank you, ladies!

I used a directional print for my main fabric and if I'd read through the instructions before cutting/fusing, I'd have cut it differently. I did allow for the directional but there's some backwards on the reverse. I won't look at it just like I don't look at the back of my hair when I'm getting spiffed up in the morning (or afternoon, or not at all, as the case may be).

I used pins on the first zip (1B) but that was painful and time consuming, so I switched and from then on I machine basted one bit or the other (the lining or the outer fabric) to the zip and THEN sewed whatever wasn't basted to the basted part (I see why writing a tutorial could be challenging!). My linings shifted ever so slightly, so before I did the final steps, first I rotaried them even.

I just love this. I'm so glad I used fabric I actually like, vs my typical MO. I'd love to make a larger one, and box the bottom.

Happy Saturday! Holli

9 comments:

  1. Oh it turned out great! So glad you like it!

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  2. It looks lovely, I've seen a lot of these with upside down backs!

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  3. I love how yours looks. I too have made a couple of these and want to make some more when I get the time.

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  4. that is so cool but to me it looks really complicated!

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  5. I love your zippy, it's very bright and cheery.

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  6. Love the zippered bag! Is that a line of fabric for all 3 pieces or stash? Would love to make one just like that! Love how the fabrics look together!

    I came this morning to see your It's All About Me creation... You must still be sewing. :)

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  7. holly, did we get your day correct..let us know

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  8. fun fabrics. I need to try this.

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  9. Very nice, Holli. Wonderful hair and I liked that you added your dog, too. Next time, I want to see that glass of wine! lol

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