Monday, February 28, 2011

Zips


I have a Love / Hate relationship with zips.... 10% percent of the time, it's love, and 90% of the time, it's hate!

I still keep collecting zips from the oppy, just in case I might need them one day. But then sometimes, I get the sudden urge to sew a zippered pouch - for no reason at all.

This time I decided to experiment by inserting the zip at the front instead of the top. I didn't quite get the dimensions correct for the zipper I was using, but it turned out pretty well other than that.

This one will be added to the present stash for upcoming birthdays.


*Dragster Dominoes fabric available here.

*Motorbike Zipper Pull available here.

20 comments:

Kate said...

I love doing zips this way - and you can use really huge zips (I always find those on special) and cut the ends off. Love your bike fabric.

Selina said...

Love it Cam! I must admit, zips scare the beejeezus out of me. Trying it this way may take out some of that stress though, might have to give it a whirl!

A Christy Production said...

It's adorable. I hate zips too, but for some reason have tonnes of them for "just incase".

Mookah said...

Mine is purely a hate relationship, lucky I've got someone else to delegate that task to!

Ruth said...

That's perfect with the zip pull. I have nothing against zips full stop. It's just my machines' treatment of them. I don't know why they can't invent a foot that lets you sew neatly around the pull without having to do a wide seam. Very annoying. Cherrie

mel @ loved said...

It looks great! I'm a bit frightened of zips, and so far have done all I can to avoid inserting one.
btw your baking below looks delicious!

Cass said...

Cam looks fantastic and I think you might have just solved a dilemma I was having. Might have to pick your brains about how to do that type of zip

Cate said...

I saw a tute for sweing zippers over at noodlehead once - and she made it look so easy...but still haven't tried it!!
one day...
xxxCate

kirsty said...

good idea! i'll have to try that. it looks lovely too.

x

have a wonderful week.

x

Tas said...

Well, yuo might not have enjoying doinhg it but the end result is great. I like the look of side zips.

Beach Vintage.com said...

I mainly have a hate relationship with zips.

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Gorgeous zip pouch!
I must be weird, I kind of like sewing in zips. I like to know I can beat them, and I refuse to let a zip win! It is good to be stubborn, some times.

Linda said...

I love it Cam, it's fab! this is how I prefer to put zips in pouches it is just so much easier and looks good too!!

Naturally Carol said...

It's the ends of the zips I hate..the middles are ok. It's all your little finishing touches I adore..the labels, the bike thingy on the end of the zip the ring on the label thingy..and I love your fabric. So much to love...

delia hornbook said...

Looks great, ;-)) dee x

michelle said...

it looks simply perfect. love it

Tania said...

OK, now you're just zippily showing off...

Fiona said...

I used to be intimidated by zips .. then I discovered Nikki's patterns and zip instructions and refuse to be intimidated any more!

Love your zippered pouch, Cam ... and especially that bike zip pull!!

Swirlyarts said...

I hate zips too hence why all my zips for my chicken doorstops are sewn in by hand! I must learn one day to do it with the machine! Yours looks spot on :)

Coffee Break Whatever said...

Do you have a pattern?