Saturday, 9 January 2010

The Dreaded ZIP project

I have ALWAYS steered clear of zip projects (though I can remember once I made Mum a bag and purse with one, and I did have a little bit of trouble, but it did work in the end!). While going through one of Roseanne's Tilda Books, I fell in love with this make-up bag.... it was SO cute! So, when we were down in Burnie - I 'stole' it lol......(Well, I told her I was going to......) I decided on Wednesday night that I was going to make it. Then I was chatting to Roseanne on MSN and she decided she will have a go of the zip too and would come round to make it with me. She rang me about 15 Min's later, in a panic, saying she must have left the book at Burnie.... Oops.... I had it didn't I! Hehehehe.... She must not of heard me say that I was going to steal it!!

Anyway, all's good! I decided to make a plain one first to make sure that I could actually do it - I would have hated spending the time to do a pretty front, only to bugger it up!



And, it actually turned out quite well!




So, I have a few more zips and am going to have a play with some pretty applique/stitchery bags. I might do what Bec did last year, and start making a Xmas stash........
I hope you all are enjoying your Saturday!
x Sarah
PS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY LITTLE BROTHER, WHO IS 25 TODAY XX

10 comments:

Catherine said...

Very clever...I steer away from zips too....love the paisley fabric! Cathyx

Kylie said...

Well done Sarah - I have never tried sewing a zipper but I do know there will come a day when I have to. The purse is very cute. I have already followed Becs idea and have started a xmas stash. Kylie xx

Vicki said...

Very nice Sarah. told you it wasn't so hard, didn't I???

Chookyblue...... said...

found some older books this morning and saw a bag just like that one........looks cute .....

Susan In Texas said...

Your purse looks lovely! I faced my zipper phobia today too. I had to lop my zipper off at both ends, which was a bit nerve-wracking, but it came out quite well. Maybe I shouldn't be such a fraidy cat. lol

Happy quilting,
Susan
http://www.susanintexas.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Sarah that looks amazing. Very professional looking. Well done. I have steered clear of zippers to...

Suzi-q said...

Nice purse and the zipper looks perfect, it helps when the instructions are good also

JENTHEBUM said...

Nice little purse/bag. Zippers aren't really so scary ... trust me.

Jane said...

Well done Sarah! I find Tilda books very inspiring.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks great Sarah. Lovely fabric and shape. Look forward to seeing the next ones you make.
I like the idea of making Xmas presents all through the year. It helps.