Monday, October 12, 2015

Tiny Box Zippy Nightmare

Can you believe that awesome paper pieced project bag that Gina made me?  Oh my word, when she gave it to me at a recent sewing retreat I about fainted.  That girl has some mad paper piecing skills. She also is one of the nicest people I know.  Gina is one of those people that when you meet her, you feel like you have known her forever.  At this same retreat, I tried to tackle my fear of zippers. Michael Ann gave a wonderful class on her Tiny Box Zippy.  Don't let this little pouch fool you, it was tough as nails for me to make.  I sewed the zipper in wrong and had to rip it out.  I sewed that back yellow panel to the side and had to rip it out.  When I got it all done I saw that I had sewed the pocket on the inside of the lid, upside down.  So, in my frustration I cut it out with scissors.  The rotary cutter is covering up a blood stain from where I pricked my finger, unknowingly, and bled on the fabric.  I'm keeping this pouch, blood stain and all, because in the end the zipper is installed correctly!


  1. It turned out so stinking cute. I sew love how it turned out.
    Your zippy bag from Gina is really sweet. I have to say paper piecing is not my friend. lol!

  2. Wow! I feel like I am fairly good with zippers and I don't know that I would tackle that one! I love it. Blood stains and upside down pocket and all!

  3. Very cute! Where did you find the scissors charm for the pull?

    1. The little charm was a gift from the retreat. Etsy is a great source for zipper pulls. Blessings!

  4. I feel your pain, but you did a great job in the end, it is amazing.

  5. Oh dear! Well, it's a darling little zippered pouch. I applaud your determination and, as usual, it sure looks perfect from this end of the computer screen. The top little project bag, what a darling gift you got! The window with clouds and a bird! The pictures on the wall, the little sewing machine! It is a treasure :)


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