Friday, 28 January 2011

I am rather pleased with myself....

I have been sewing for as long as I can remember, my Mum taught me when I was about 7 and I always did sewing at school but tonight I have sewn my first ever zip in, hard to believe isn't it after all these years but whenever I have made cushions or something similar I have searched for patterns without zips.

As I have done quite a few quilts over the last few years I have accumulated a few small pieces of fabric that I want to do something with, not big enough for cushions but far too big to throw away so I made some Mug Rugs and was now looking for more ideas when I came across this tutorial at Flossie's Teacakes for a lined, zippered make up bag and had to have a go, so here is my first zip

One thing I wasn't happy with, my zip was a little on the heavy side as the edges where the zip goes in are not as neat as I would have liked but easy solved as I will get some lighter weight zips.

It only took me about 45 minutes and its a really easy tutorial to follow so if like me you have a few bits of fabric lying around have a go at one of these.


  1. Congrats on your first zip - the bag looks lovely. I haven't touched any zips for years (since I recovered my FILs suite - 8 shaped cushions each with a very long zip) I think the only zip I have used in any way more recently was on a scrapbook page LOL

    Toni :o)

  2. Well Done Hun xx Your purse is gorgeous!!
    Ive made some purses using zips..for the first time..and yep they can become
    Thanks for the great tutorial...will defo be trying that one!
    TFS hugs clare @ weekend crafter xxx


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