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.


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.


Kristin said...

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

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