Monday, 11 February 2013

Triplezipperlicious!

Thank you to everyone who commented on yesterday's post about my baby quilt quandary. I am ridiculously behind on my emails but will respond very soon. Your thoughts and suggestions are much appreciated.

I have put that little project away for a few days.  Today, I did some selfish 'me' sewing and joined in Debbie's Triple-Zip Challenge, which finishes this Friday.


I pulled some Heirloom, Hope Valley and Cameo and managed to find 3 vaguely coordinating zippers.

Now these pouches have been popping up all over the place and I have been taking on board everyone's tips as they took on Debbie's challenge.  I thought about making a boxy bottomed one like Hadley's but thought I would keep to the original format for the first attempt, following Debbie's tutorial with the exception of the last step when I went over to Marci's very clear alternative ending tutorial here.

Now let's keep it real.  Mr.Ripper came to visit a couple of times but that's because I didn't read Debbie's excellent instructions properly.  I used Leanne's tip of using a walking foot all the time rather than a zip foot, which has the advantage of not having to change feet.  My zips are by no means perfect but I don't think they would have been any better with the zip foot.

I used some Cameo fabric for the lining.


So my advice? Definitely give it a go - once you have done the first bottom zip you repeat the steps and by the top zip it all seems to start making sense!


Linking up with Plum and June's Let's Get Aquainted.



24 comments:

Debbie said...

yay! It looks great! So glad you joined in!!

Canadian Abroad said...

Looks like you aced that one then. Love your fabric choices.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Splendid!

Kelly said...

It looks fabulous! This is on my tomorrow's to-do list :)

Quilting In The Cold said...

Ooh it is gorgeous, I want one!!!

heart of charnwood said...

I keep saying this on everyones blog, but I must make one of these this week, definitely, I NEED one! Looks fab, another great make, and always fun to make something for yourself : )

fenna said...

those zip pouches are so neat! thanks for including the link to the original tutorial! I'll have to check it out!

Sarah said...

You did well with that then!

Judith, Belfast said...

Well done A! Looks brilliant! Jxo

Charlotte said...

so cool! I am overly scared of that pouch. I am not sure why - I'm sure I could manage it. It just looks so complicated!

Patchwork and Play said...

Good for you!! Love the fabrics you chose!

Trudi said...

Looks fabulous, better give it a go then!

cheeky monkey said...

This is gorgeous! Really a lovely pouch. You only have to think about what to use it for :)

Kirsten said...

Really love this - the fabrics are beautiful!

Flying Blind... said...

Yay for the lovely triple-zipper xxx

Catherine said...

This is lovely: thankfully I don't need to make one as Di made one for me!

diane said...

It is a great tutorial. I am going to attempt to make another, larger version when I get home.Yours is lovely

Katy Cameron said...

Yay, well tripped out!

Heather said...

Love your version! Thanks for linking to all the other tutorials - I haven't been following along and it's nice to see the options.

Carla said...

Such a pretty pouch. Beautiful work. I finally made mine today.

Dianne Neale said...

3 zips in one pouch - that is element sewing! Looks lovely though

Leanne said...

Your pouch is lovely!

Heather D. said...

I agree - it makes sense once you get going. Your pouch looks great Annabella. I used a regular presser foot for the whole project and had no problems that way either. So what are you going to use your pouch for?????

Collette said...

Gorgeous fabrics and love how you keep it real!