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« on: September 12, 2010 12:07:11 AM »

After I made my daughter's new bag (if you want to read about it it's here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359234.0 ) I had a few charm squares left over.  Okay, the truth is, I kept my very favorites out of her bag, because I just loved them so much. It was only 4, I didn't deprive her, I swear!  (lol).  Anyway, I really needed a new wallet.  But instead of using a regular wallet, I always use a zippered pouch, like a make up bag.  Since I really wanted to work on my zipper skills I decided to make a new wallet pouch out of the four charm squares I had left. Here is the result.











Did you say you wanted to see that fabric a little closer?  I thought so...




The whole thing is  quilted, fully lined, and the zipper works perfectly.  I feel so proud every time I use it.  So far my mom and my best friend have both tried to sneak off with it (even with my ID and cards and money in it!) so I think that means it's a success.

I also needed a slightly bigger zippered bag to use for my make up and such.  It's not quite padded enough for that, but I have been using it to store my markers and things in, so it's still a project that I really love.  It's made out of two pieces of two fat quarters.







And that's about it for my zipper practicing, it is still not easy or fun but at least I know I can do it if I absolutely have to!!   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010 04:39:47 AM »

Pretty nice - love the zigzag action on the outside, too. The top corners on zip pouches drive me nuts - I push those out with a screwdriver!
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010 06:54:55 AM »

Good job. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010 05:32:29 PM »

KUDOS to you for taking that leap into putting in a zipper!  I have yet to put a zipper in anything. I'll use buttons or velcro instead.  In fact, I don't even want to know!  lol   I have 4 panels to make new throw pillows for sofa/loveseat. I decided they *had* to have zippers so they could be removed and washed easily. I am sending the panels and backing fabric to my DD in NY for her to do for me!

Great job on all your work!
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010 07:31:17 PM »

Nice job. I have that Little Red fabric and I just love it.
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010 01:01:32 PM »

Very cute!  Love the gnomes!
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