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!