I have joined the Sew Crazy Challenge from Crazy Little Projects! At school I always had my homework done in plenty of time (yes, that was me, I am the geek who loved to learn), but this doesn’t seem to be the case now. As an adult with a full time job doing your homework, however fun, takes a while. I chose to do the pintuck pouch, because I think this kind of thing could make a great present (Christmas challenge 2014 anyone?!) and I had never put in a zip before. The instructions for this were on another site, Simple Simon and Company.
I didn’t want to buy fabric specially for this so I used some flowery stuff I had from other projects, and cut up an old shirt that was going to charity. This shirt creases like a bitch, I am so glad I never do the ironing. Having pinstripes that just happen to be the same distance apart as the lines for the pintuck? Very helpful. Anyway, I then got really stuck! I just could not work out how the fabric-zip-fabric sandwich should work. I’ve never put in a zip, and was obviously having some kind of logic block where I needed some severe instructional hand holding. I went back to Crazy Little Projects pencil case instructions and they showed me photos of inbetween stages so I finally got it. I was so thrilled I forgot to take photos until the last step though!
This is by no means perfect – my zip was shorter than called for in the pattern so I had to do some trimming down near the end which made one end of the zip look a bit messy, and as I said the fabric creases too easily to look really smart on the outside. Overall though I am pretty happy with it, and I’ve learnt a couple of useful new skills. And found my zipper foot.
I actually had to take this to work to get any decent enough light to photograph it in!