Since I started my adventure in learning to sew two years ago, I have avoided zippers like the plague. Zippers were strange and mysterious creatures and I wanted no part of them. Actually that's not entirely true. Zippers WERE strange and mysterious creatures, yes. However, I have longed to be able to insert a zipper but didn't think I could do it. I was a zipper-phobe.
That is until this weekend. This weekend I waged an all out war on zippers and I emerged the victor! It took a lot of patience on my part, along with some grumblin' and yeah, even a little cussin', but I did it! Three times!
I wanted to start out with something relatively easy so I decided upon some little zippered coin pouches and one makeup pouch.
This one is a weird size and it came out all wonky. But hey, the zipper IS inserted! WooHoo!This is the "grumblin' and cussin' one...it nearly drove me nuts and took waaaaay longer than it should have due to, among other things, some upside down sewing. Despite the grumbly-cussy fit that ensued, I do love this fabric!This one makes me happy. I used this tutorial.And I got so excited by my zipper insertion victory that I bought seven more zippers today! More little pouches on the way! Once I'm comfortable w/these, I can move on to bigger bags and...be still my heart...pants and skirts!
I think these little pouches might be fun to give as my Pay it Forward gifts. Speaking of which, I still have room for one more player. Details a post or two down.