Monday, October 25, 2010

Sewing Attempt #2-Zipper Pouch

Some people seemed pretty impressed with my bag that I made last week on my new sewing machine.  It definitely has a few issues with it and it took me foreves just so you know (I'm not quit an expert sewer).  I really think it's good that I signed up for a sewing class so I can learn how to do things the right way.  That doesn't start until November though.  So in the mean time I tried to make something easier.  I remember seeing how to make a small zipper bag on this blog awhile back and thought it would be great to try.  The zipper kind of scared me but I figured I would attempt it anyways.  Plus I accidentally bought about twice as much fabric as I needed for that first bag so I had a bunch left over.

I seriously could not figure out how to pin this correctly on the last sewing step to make it so the zipper looked perfect but I just kind of made it up as I went.  It didn't end up perfect but it's acceptable (to me).  I will do better next time.  These little bag are cool and I could use about 20 of them with all the junk I keep in my purse so I should get a lot of practice.  I'm currently using this one for coupons.
What do you think?
Anyone taken up sewing yet?
Is your purse a mess?


.adri. said...

OMGoodness how pretty! :o)

I recently tried to make a cosmetic bag myself!

Here's the link to the photos:

It was so much fun but I still have so much more to learn! I can't wait to have more time to sit in front of the machine!

Great job with both your projects!


Jenni said...

Good job JM! I was pretty impressed when I saw it on Saturday especially because you have taught yourself. My purse is decently organized but I know one of our friends that could use one of those...

Anonymous said...

I think that looks great! I never would have guessed this is only your second attempt.
At this point, my purse is about the only thing I own that IS organized...

Hutch said...

Yup, still impressed!

Mo Young said...

Whoa, whoa, whoooah. You've graduated to zippers?! Nice. I like it, a lot! I try to keep my purse organized, and I use little bags like this to do so! Although I don't make them. I have like four seperate zip-ups in my purse right now. And yeah, I always carry a big bag.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I think that looks great!!!!