I followed the instructions to the letter, working with my iPad beside my sewing machine!
I have only ever put in a couple of dress zips, back when I was 21 - a very long time ago! - and had a try at dressmaking. I hated sewing then, sewing machines were alien, and I had never dared try to put in another zip.
However, I love all the Zippered pouches that pop up on Flickr and discovered this excellent tutorial so decided to give it a whirl. It is for my very best friend Barbara for Christmas. She enjoys making jewellery and we have a great Bead Shop in town so I thought I would make the pouch and put some lovely beads inside. In one afternoon I made this:
I have no idea why this photograph has turned itself sideways! It appears perfectly normally on my file and on my Flickr page!
I added a few little flower embellishments that I had in my stash and I am really pleased with it. Tomorrow I am off to the Bead Shop to choose some pretty beads to put inside. And then that can be another gift finished and mailed on its way.
I am joining in with Clare's Thursday Brit Linky. Very late this week as the day after I made the pouch I went down with a horrible bout of Norovirus and spent over two days in bed. Then I was extremely tired so was working very slowly and trying to catch up on things I should have done whilst I was ill.
Gradually working my way through various lists. My lovely husband offered to have some of the tasks delegated to him to I am pretty much back on track.
Hoping to make a patchwork tote bag for my little granddaughter as an added present for Christmas. I bought some good-as-new Beatrix Potter books at the Church Christmas Fair which I will put inside the bag. Not much time this week, working round too many social engagements. However, I am determined to make a bag for her, so watch this space.