Friday, April 17, 2009

I learned to sew on a zipper!!!

Hi everyone, I finally took the plunge and decided to try and sew a zipper in a project. I used a tutorial from twelve 22 on how to make a coin purse. It's a great tutorial. I followed the instructions and got it right on my first try. I was very happy. I also made a matching pin cushion. Don't they look cute. I really like the way they turned out.So, then I got adventurous. I decided to try to make a bag for one of the boys. I find it hard to make things for them, without them looking too girly. So, I made a small bag with a zipper that he can put over his shoulder and be hands free. I wanted it to have a zipper on it, because they all seem to misplace things that were in their pockets. So I though this would work. The outer material is canvas weight. I think it turned out pretty good considering I just did it without a pattern or anything. It's a large coin purse that I just modified a bit. I added a few front pockets. The boys couldn't believe that I made it. So that's a good sign. My older boy said: "It looks like a purse. But I don't care what others think. You made it for me." He is so sweet. You gotta love them. My oldest is 13 and is taller them me by about 4.5 inches. He's going to be a big guy. Well, I have to go.
Happy Stitching!
Ariane :o)


patricia said...

Are the pincushion and the purse supposed to go together? I love them! Ack! I've been thinking about how to attach a thimble to a pincushion lately; maybe this would be the solution... As for the boy-bag, I bet it just needs to be filled with some toys and it will look just right to your 13-year-old.

Lulu said...

Pretty fabric.