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21  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Spring Clutch on: April 25, 2012 03:48:59 PM
My zippers always used to look less than stellar. They would get bunched up and stuff at the ends where the side seam was. I recently found out a secret though, I'll try to explain it with pictures.

This assumes you know how to make a simple zipper pouch the traditional way that I was taught.

1. Sew a little square of fabric on each end of the zipper. Cut 2 squares 2" x 2" and fold two sides into the middle, then fold it in half again so it's 1/2" x 2". Then sew then end of the zipper in it and trim the extra off of the sides. Do it again for the other side.

2. When you cut your lining and outer fabric make sure they are an inch longer than your zipper with the fabric ends. This means you are including a half inch seam allowance on your fabric but not on your zipper. When you sew around the outside(red dashed line), with the two lining fabrics together and the two exterior fabrics together, you do not sew the fabrics ends on the zipper into the seam. (I didn't show where you would leave a gap in the stitching so you'd be able to turn the whole thing right side out)

3. This is what the ends will look like close up when you turn everything right side out. The gap that shows in the picture is unrealistic(it's a tight fold, nothing is going to fall out through it) but I was just trying to illustrate the idea better.



If I explained something in a questionable manner let me know. Also if you're completely confused then you might not make your zipper pouches the way I assumed you do, in which case disregard this or I can try to draw pictures for the whole process  Cheesy
22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Spring Clutch on: April 24, 2012 03:11:30 PM
I finally got around to trying out Noodlehead's tutorial. I think it turned out pretty darn cute. The finished size is 8.5" x 5"



More pictures are on my blog.
23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Napkitten's Accordion Wallet on: April 19, 2012 06:21:27 PM
Thanks so much! It was a lot of work but it was worth it. I just wrote a review of the pattern here Smiley
24  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Napkitten's Accordion Wallet on: April 18, 2012 01:06:05 PM
I finally got around to trying Napkitten's Accordion wallet/clutch pattern! I made this for one of my best friends and I'm so proud of it Smiley It's about 7.5" x 4.5" x 1.5" and it can hold almost a purse load of items lol. It's a great pattern, I highly recommend it <3





For rambling and way more pictures check out my blog.
25  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: New pouches! on: April 16, 2012 11:48:12 PM
Man, both those fabrics are awesome.
26  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Kindle Case on: April 16, 2012 11:46:16 PM
Thanks so much  Cheesy
27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Kindle Case on: April 11, 2012 02:15:29 PM
    I decided my Kindle could use a case so I whipped up this for it yesterday. It's 8" x 5 1/4" with a zipper closure and a pocket on the front. Thanks for looking Smiley



For rambling and some more pictures check out my blog.
28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Iphone/Ipod case on: April 09, 2012 03:01:42 PM
Thanks Smiley

It's about 5"x3" and maybe a quarter of an inch thick. I interfaced the back panel but only because the fabric is pretty light and the seam allowance could be seen. The front didn't need any because of the pockets.
29  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Iphone/Ipod case on: April 09, 2012 02:21:57 PM
Insipred by this iphone case, I made this:



For a long rambling and some more pictures check out my blog Smiley
30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tropical Miche Shell *Updated* on: April 07, 2012 03:21:18 PM
Updated with new pictures Cheesy
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