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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Zippered Pouch from Make It and Love It

In the next few days I will be adding some pictures of small home decor projects that I have done previous to the launch of my blog but today I wanted to explore one that was inspired by a FABULOUS blog: Make It and Love It! She made these amazing zippered pouches that she personalized with her Silhouette machine. I am still learning the ins and outs of my Silhouette so I decided to make a similar version. I followed the steps in her tutorial which can be found here. This is the first time I've ever sewn a zipper so I was pretty excited about it. It didn't come out flawless but it doesn't look bad and I learned some things!

Here is the pouch front after I finished sewing. As you can see by the crease, I should have done a better job ironing my fabric first. (I forgot to upload the picture of the pink fabric on the inside but I'll add that later.)

The zipper isn't perfect. I left too much of the outer edge out and the ends weren't tucked in all the way. I was happy with it for the first time trying.

I decided to add a little flower at the corner made from the pink fabric I used on the inside.

In the end I was pretty happy with my first attempt at a zipper. Since it isn't perfect and I have fabric to do another one, I will probably use this as a make-up case for traveling.

Please be sure to jump over to Ashley's blog: Make It and Love It and check out all of the other cool projects she has. This lady is a pro with a sewing machine!

Happy Crafting!

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