Sunday, 29 January 2012

Poshest zip container in town!

Ok, I have finished the first try of a zippered pouch. I am reasonably pleased with the result, not perfect, but not a bad start. I need to do some calculations to get the proportions better, so that the panel is better placed, but having had a trial am better placed to get an acceptable result.

What have I learned? I need a wider turning gap in the lining. The elasticated thingy needs to be tighter, or it will be neither use nor ornament. I love King Tut thread for finishing my appliqué. My machine is happy with it too.

Pictures? Have you got fed up looking at pictures of this yet. If so go away and come again another day!

Here goes, I decided to use the black spotty, as it gave good contrast, without being boring.
Even the back looks quite fun! You can see it is supposed to be elephants- no I hadn't cut the threads off, sorry.


And I went on and did a simple back, and completed the pouch this afternoon. It is simple, but I am pleased with it.









As you can see, the elephants have lost their legs- this is where I need to get my proportions better. The result is ok for me, but not as a gift for another body.

Works really well for holding my zips though! Kindly do not see the mess behind. I am messy, I have always been messy, but I have a mental image of being a neat and tidy person, not leaving any mess behind me...I can dream.

11 comments:

Janine said...

Sad to lose feet but I think your elephants are fab anyway! This looks perfect for zip keeping :)

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Very handy!

Diane-crewe said...

you should be pleased ...it is a great effort xx

Pam said...

The elephant is fabulous... love the colours.

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

so cute!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It looks great - well done!

Nicky said...

No doubt about the elephants - you are doing it right!

diane said...

I'm a messy sewist too. The zipper looks well done

Heidi Staples said...

It's great to see someone who struggles with a need for perfection like I do! At least we're having fun, right? :)

Shocking Hocking said...

love the elephant - and your pouch is fabulous - but curious - 'elastic thingy'??

Sandra Kaye said...

Great sewing bag!! Thanks for sharing!! hugs

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