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« on: March 29, 2009 07:57:07 PM »

Hi everyone.

Beginner sewer here, please be kind.  Grin

A bunch of firsts for me!  First time: using my new sewing machine, using a zipper foot (still not sure if i used it right though!!) , making a pouch, and using a zipper.

I used the tute found here: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/01/14/how-to-make-a-lined-zipper-pouch-tutorial/

Made this for my 13 year old niece in England, for Easter.  She's a little gothy but girly at the same time.  Found this skull fabric at Joann that I love myself, And used a bubble gum pink fat quarter for the liner and a 6 inch zipper.  I've never met her so I hope she likes it.

Here is the front:

The back:

The inside and it's Bubble Gum pinkness:

I'm really please with how it came out, I can see mistakes (like with the corners), but I still like it.

Comments and Criticism welcome.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009 08:11:56 PM »

Great job, great choice of fabrics and it looks perfect from here, well done you!

« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009 08:18:23 PM »

I agree - looks like you did a great job!!! I would never guess it was your first try with the zipper foot ... I still haven't screwed up the courage to try to make something with a zipper, lol!

Love the fabric too. Awesome job!
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009 08:27:08 PM »

Wow, for a first try you sure got that fabric lined up perfectly!  I've been sewing since I was a kid, and I know I never would have got it to line up that nicely.  Great job, you should be proud, and I'm sure your niece will love it!  I love that fabric, I wish I had a Joanne's nearby.


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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009 09:31:45 PM »

Thanks for the positive comments.  Makes me want to tackle a bigger project, like a purse.

Again, Thanks!   Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009 10:39:08 AM »

What gorgeous fabric!  I once again am saddened by the lack of Joann's in my area...
You did a great job on it and I'm sure she is going to absolutely love it!

And definitely go for the purse!  Just take it one step at a time and it will be done in no time at all!

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2009 04:19:46 AM »

Really great job! Now I need to head to JoAnn's and see if I can find some of that fabric!

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009 10:51:45 PM »

I love that the color is a beautiful surprise on the inside!

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