Wednesday, 27 January 2010
This is my first go at sewing in a zip and making a purse. I mainly followed The Zip Pouch tutorial in Amy Karol's Bend The Rules Sewing with a little bit of this tutorial from the Purl Bee. I used my zipper foot for the first time, but I don't know if I'm doing it right as it seemed to be slightly pointless. It appeared to be just as easy to use my regular foot. Hmm. Will have to look a bit deeper into that one. The fabric is Frippery Bundle Pink by Kathy Hall, and bought from Fabric Rehab. It also comes in green/blue. The purple zip cost the grand total of 17p from Fabric Land, and the orange thread is just some I had in my sewing basket. It measures approx 16.5x12.5cm.
I sewed in the lining by hand using a slip stitch as the delightful Ms. Karol suggests. As I said yesterday, I made a few more of these using different ways of sewing in the zip and the lining, but I think I prefer this way, even if it takes a little longer. It looks neater and you have a bit more control over where precisely the lining fits on to the tape.
All in all, I'm rather chuffed. Actually, for the reasons above, I think I prefer this first attempt over the later ones I made, which I'll share tomorrow.
Posted by Emm@ at 11:22 pm