Friday, February 4, 2011
my first zipper
During our hunkering down for the winter storm this week, I walked myself over to my friend's apartment one night (being outside on a snowy night is the best btw) for some girl time and some sewing time (Jeremy, being the gentleman that he is, walked my sewing machine over). I am proud to say that while I was there, I installed my first zipper and made this fully lined zipper pouch! Halfway through, I realized I was using white thread on the navy fabric and I failed to bring my navy thread with me, so I just went with it and used the white that was already loaded in the machine and that is totally okay-we were hunkered down remember?
I plan on making some more of these, it was such a simple project from the Home Ec class. My mom also shared a helpful tip for my next zipper installation and I am happy to share it with you. You can hand sew a long basting stitch attaching the zipper to the fabric, then go back and attach the zipper with the sewing machine. When you are finished, remove the hand sewn basting stitches. This will eliminate bulky pins while you are trying to attach your zipper with the machine. Does that make sense?
Hope you have a lovely weekend!