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.