this might be an unbelievably stupid question, but my brain really isnt working today, and i havent sewn anything for ages! i'm going to be making the amy butler nappy bag soon (when all the fabric i've ordered arrives). as its going to be a nappy bag and will probably get dirty and chucked in the washing machine, should i wash the fabric before i cut it?
I've been looking for ages for cute fabric, but as i'm in the UK, its really hard to get it (all the good fabric is in the US, and I don't want to pay for the postage). This site offers reasonable postage charges and prices for the fabric.
thanks for the help! aml, your idea sounds great, and a lot easier than trying to do a zip! i thought that the fur might be a problem with getting caught in the zip. i'll have a go at that and post a pic when its done
i'm attempting to make a cover out of fluffy fur for a heart shaped hot water bottle, and one side needs to have a zip. I made a practice one out of normal fabric, which didnt turn out too well, and was hard enough without fur everywhere (its very fluffy)! this is the bottle:
and this is my rubbish paint drawing of the cover:
there needs to be a hole to let the plug bit stick out. the black dots is where the zip will be. Does anyone have any ideas of how I could make this without wanting to poke out my eyes in frustration?