To all the sewers out there, can I just ask, does anyone like sewing zips!? I must have read and watched every tutorial out there and I'm still struggling.
Anyway, I wanted to have a go at sewing a boxy zippered pouch. I found a YouTube video by Debbie Shore for one that's made using two fat quarters and it's easily big enough to hold knitting needles and wool, so I thought I'd have a go as she explains things very clearly.
The best tip I learned from her was to use a longer zip than you need (and trim it to size after sewing), that way you can slide the bulky zipper pull out of the way. However, I still had a problem with the fabric & zip sliding about and I had to partly unpick it about 4 times.
However, I persevered and here is the end result which I am actually quite pleased with ...
I have to admit the knitting is not mine, I borrowed it for "photographic" purposes, lol. My mother is a great knitter and this is one of many baby hats she's currently knitting for African babies.
Linking to Handmade Monday.
and wishing you all a creative week,
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