Friday, 14 September 2007

zip it!


i wasn't in the mood for doing much yesterday, but as it was a choice between tackling the never ending ironing pile, doing the hoovering or playing about with fabric in my workroom, guess what won out? the pic is my first ever attempt at stitching in a zip. yep, despite the fact that i've used a sewing machine everyday for the last fifteen years or so, i have never tackled the business of putting in a zip. i've always steered clear because i've thought of it as a really tricky thing to do and i'm terribly impatient. i'm one of those awful people who gives a job up if it doesn't go perfectly first time. so, yesterday i was determined to make a simple pouch from some pieces of linen i bought from namolio the other day. and while it's not perfect, i'm feeling ridiculously pleased with myself.

4 comments:

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Angel Jem said...

Good job! I, too, dislike zips, but there are times when only a zip will do, aren't there? So, the acid test is; will you do another one?

Ali said...

Looking good from where I'm sitting! Love your linen too.

Felicia said...

You should be please with yourself. It looks awesome! I've also never put in a zipper before even though I've used a sewing machine off and on for a long time. That is an excellent pouch!

Jodie Hurt said...

So pretty! I'm scared of zippers...but then, I've only just started making friends with my sewing machine. I made napkins, and I was feeling pretty good about myself when I finished them and they didn't end up looking like wadded up pieces of fabric and thread. :P