Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Facing the Fear

I have been sewing for more years than I would like to remember. But there's one thing that I've always shied away from - zips.

Call it irrational, but the thought of them has terrfied me and I've never even attempted to put in a zip. After having a pile of zips in my workbasket for the past few years, I decided to take the plunge and make a dent in the pile.

After some head scratching I think I have cracked it!


The size of the zips dictated what could be made with them. So I went for small zippered change purses. This cheery print seemed an obvious choice.


To add some detail there are boxed corners.


And we all know that I can't leave alone, so I have added some embellishment in the form of grosgrain ribbon and a removeable badge.

And for all of you that haven't mustered enough courage to tackle zips, you can always take the easier option of getting yours from here.

3 comments:

jo said...

Your purse looks great. Now you've mastered zips ther will be no stopping you. Look forward to seeing more of your creations.

~*Liz*~ said...

Oh how cute! I love the fabric too. Nice and bright.

~Liz
www.AGiveawayADay.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

zippers really are such a challenge arent they? your purse looks fantastic! :)

kristin
reclaiming the home