Since I enjoyed making my first zippy pouch over the weekend using the open wide pouch tutorial from noodlehead, I thought I would make some more. Last night, I decided to cut the fabric for two new pouches using the leftovers from my first pouch. My leftover fabric was a bit small, so I decided to add a contrast bottom.
So, I cut all the exterior, lining and interfacing pieces for both pouches, and pieced the exterior pieces for both. I interfaced the exteriors for both pouches, and found that the size of my interfacing was slightly off, but nothing terrible.
Then, I went to interface the lining of the first pouch. Ummm, my two pieces of lining were different sizes. Doh! I decided to set that pouch aside for the night and work on my second one. This one wasn't quite smooth sailing, but seemed to being going ok.
Ummm, do you notice something wrong with this picture?!
Yeah, I left the wrong end of the zip sticking out of the pouch. It's still functional, but it looks really weird, and I don't think I can fix it by adding a zipper tab (someone correct me if I am wrong, but I am worried about getting the zipper teeth all out of alignment if I cut the open end). Sigh. Nevermind, I am not exactly in love with the fabric combo in this pouch anyway.
|Ralph is not impressed with my efforts|
In other WIP news, I have been doing a bit of foundation piecing. This is a quarter of the Which Way North block from the Compass Collection. I am going to make several of the Compass Collection in a selection of low volume aqua, grey and yellow fabrics. It may end up as a baby quilt, or a mini, or something else entirely. I am just having fun playing with fabric.
Regular readers may be wondering what has happened to my Oakshott quilt. It is finished! But I am currently camera-less (apart from the camera on my phone, which I used to take the pictures above), so I haven't been able to take photos of the finished product yet. Soon, soon, I hope.
Have you had any sewing fails lately? Or maybe you have been indulging in some just because, no real plan, fabric play?Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced:
P.S. My Rocky Road bundle made the final 10 in Sew Lux Fabrics Guest Curator Contest! The list of the final 10 is here, and voting is now open, so head over and vote for your favourite (the voting poll is in the top left of the screen). I would be over the moon to win this bundle, so if you feel like voting for me, please do!
P.P.S. I have a couple of giveaways coming up in the next fortnight or so, so you might want to hang around for a bit. The first one will be on 3 December as part of the Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaway day.