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Topic: owls, pandas, dolphins, skulls, elephants, paisley and productivity OH MY!  (Read 4162 times)
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« on: July 22, 2008 01:20:43 PM »

Finally a good day!!!  I have gotten a lot done. I made some zipper pouches for my nieces-in-law. We visited them over the 4th of July and uh oh, they found out that I made stuff! I promised I'd send them each something to start the school year off with. I LOVE making zipper pouches, they are fast, easy and everyone can use one for something. Plus, they don't take up much fabric, which is always a plus, so made more than one of a few of them.

First, let me link to the the wonderful lined zipper pouch tutorial that led me to create such tidy zippers. If you ever have trouble with zippers or have been afraid to try one, bookmark this link ASAP!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875.0
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Now onto the goodies I made today:





and these that I made over the last few weeks:



And, a good day wouldn't be a good day without making at least one purse. I finally cut into this brown owl fabric that I bought 6 yards of for-EVER ago. Got to love a Jordy.  Smiley  Here is the Jordy tutorial link, just in case there in one person left who hasn't seen it yet.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0

Any-HOOT! here it is:



So yay, for productivity! I made 7 zipper pouches and 1 purse today and its only 4:20 pm.

Whatchall think?

Nikki

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008 01:26:01 PM »

I just have to say I love your stuff!!!  This is great.  Thanks for sharing!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008 01:33:43 PM »

Very productive of you - just one question for you.  I've made several zippered pouches from this tutorial but the zippers don't always look quite right at the end - do you have a magic method to make them lie flat and come together neatly?  (I love the tutorial and probably I am just sloppy!) 
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008 01:43:05 PM »

Very productive of you - just one question for you.  I've made several zippered pouches from this tutorial but the zippers don't always look quite right at the end - do you have a magic method to make them lie flat and come together neatly?  (I love the tutorial and probably I am just sloppy!) 

the main thing ive noticed is making sure that when you sew over the zipper itself it to be absolutely sure that when sew over the folded zipper that the zipper 'treads' line up perfectly as the needle passes over them. not an easy task, especially for me, since i never pin anything, but it can be done. also, what helps is using a chopstick to push out the two corners of the zipper after it is turned. I push until it almost gives breaks through and then hit the whole pouch with an iron and heavy steam, if the fabric permits. ive actually tweaked the tute a tiny bit to fit my laziness, so maybe next time around i will photo the process and post it on here. whatever i do seems to work, so maybe it can help someone else, lol.  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008 01:48:24 PM »

those are so cute!
I love the fabrics you chose theyre so adorable
would you share where you got them?
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008 02:02:56 PM »

Very cute!!!!!!!!  And so many in such short time! WOW!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008 02:03:38 PM »

awesome stuff, just checked out the link for the coin purse..def. going to try those when I can get to my sewing machine, lol.
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2008 02:08:35 PM »

these are really cute, I like the owl purse.
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2008 02:17:26 PM »

Can you tell me where you got the swivel hooks? I have looked at Michaels and Hancocks and can't find them. I was wondering if I am looking in the wrong place.

I LOVE the owl bag. I saw that fabric online recently but the background was purple. I really like the brown background better.
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2008 02:20:09 PM »

They're wonderful. and I'm curious as to what fabric was used/where'd you get the panda fabric from, sew nikki?
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