Monday, February 4, 2013

Getting my Zip on!

I had a lovely time at the Sew-in at our LQS and managed to come home with not one, but 2 Triple Zip pouches!
After studying Fionas zip tutorial late last week, I made a simple "practice pouch" using some Melody Miller Typewriter fabric with some cute orange gingham for the lining.
I used it to carry my sewing supplies in to the sew-in and Fiona had hers in her large Selvedge pouch  which is just as beautiful IRL.
 So, after making a passable attempt at the single-zip pouch, I went ahead to make the triple zip pouches - the first in the pretty Marmalade fabrics with coordinating orange, lime and red zippers:
And another in some Anna Maria Horner Field Study with zips in 3 shades of blue, and some Timeless Treasure crosshatch fabric also in blue for the lining:
I followed Debbie's fabulous tutorial for both of these pouches, but used Marci's alternate ending tutorial to finish them off as she has great step-by step photos on her blog which made it easier to understand. I did find my zipper foot but ended up just using my walking foot to sew these up and it worked just fine to get through the layers, especially at the finish.
Debbies Triple zip pouch tutorial really is brilliant - I really enjoyed the challenge of  making these pouches and will probably make a few more as they are so handy. 
A Quilter’s Table
I just need make sure to check each seam more thoroughly as I sew next time to ensure all of the layers are sewn in  properly as it was not much fun trying to get back into one particular area to resew part of a seam it when I was almost finished!!

Fresh Poppy Design
Linking to Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory.
Kirsten.

15 comments:

  1. Between you and Hadley, I'm plucking up courage to try one! Lovely zippies Kirsten but 'practicing' with Melody Miller - is that wise??

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  2. I think I may be the only one left who hasn't made one yet, other than Annabella! Yours look terrfic.

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  3. Fabulous! Love the AMH one especially :) Oh and I've not made one yet either! 3 zips and 3 kids is too much right now!

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  4. Oh they all look terrific! You got over quite the sewing obstacle this week, didn't you!? ;-) Very nice - thanks so much for joining in!!

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  5. Wow, beautiful! I found it challenging too, but good challenging. Too bad I don't really know what to do with zip pouches!

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  6. Woot, go you, think it's safe to say you've now embraced the zip!

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  7. Look at you with two zippy pouches! The typewriters are perfect on the back :)

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  8. Good job! Those zippers would certainly scare me

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  9. These are all looking lovely :)

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  10. Ooh, I just love that typewriter fabric and your pouch looks great. I must try one of those triple zip pouches, they look like such fun!

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  11. These are all great and you really went for it. I wish the timing was better so I could have zipped along but it's fun seeing what was made.

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  12. Well done they look great! I especially love the AMH one. Fun to challenge yourself and learn something new isn't it?

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  13. They look amazing! I definitely need to jump on the Triple Zip train, they all look so cute! I'm totally in love with your typewriter fabric, so adorable!

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  14. Your new pouches are so cute and useful too!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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