Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Zipper Anxiety

I don't know about you, but zippers freak me out. 
Not in a waking-up-in-cold-sweats kind of way, but an I-avoid-them-at-all-costs kind of way. 
If you have the same strange malady, I have good news for you:
I overcame my crippling zipper anxiety to make my sister a birthday gift!


And I have to thank Anna for that. The girl can whip up zippered creations like nobody's business and I used her fabulous Lil Cutie Pouches tutorial to make these zippered bags.
I totally recommend this tutorial if you want to learn zippers!
The small one is the same size as the tutorial dimensions and then I cut larger pieces of fabric and used a bigger zipper for the big bag.

I had a little bunching of the lining fabric when I sewed the zipper on. Hmmm...must need more practice.

They got little love labels, of course. 
And I really like the white zipper on one and blue zipper on the other.

I used the same fabric (Natural Effect by Michele D'Amore for Marcus Fabrics) way back when on this diaper bag and still love it just as much. 
Thankfully I bought a bunch and can crank out a couple more projects with it.
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  1. these are really great kari, and love that quilted lining you used, it's perfect!

  2. these are so good you have an award from arts crafts n hobbies

  3. Looks great! I've never had an issue with zippers but I avoid anything with sleeves, lol!

  4. I, too, avoid zippers like the plague! I'll have to go and check out the tutorial ;) Thanks for sharing.

  5. I feel the same way about Anna's zippered tutorials. Your bags turned out darling.

  6. So cute! I too love Anna's tutorials. Although I've done plenty of zippy stuff in the past, I still like to have it clearly written down step by step so I can sew while my mind is elsewhere! Love your fabric choices.

  7. I avoid zippers and sewing by hand at all costs. You did a great job!


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