Vinyl Pouch

Hullo hullo me again.

So. I did say that I would pace myself when it came to my sewing projects, as I have numerous assignment deadlines looming. However, when one of the projects was a birthday present, it couldn’t really be put off for much longer!

To remind you, this is a photo I took of my yet-to-be started project;

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I quite like that photo actually!

Anyway, quite a simple project, and only took me yesterday evening to do; it is already on the post, winging itself first class to my Nana!

I sewed on the zip, and up the two sides, and turned right side out (harder than it sounds; I accidentally sewed it shut by forgetting to leave the zip half open and I couldn’t quite reach the zip pull to open it back up… oops!)

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Vinyl is actually quite nice to sew; I was pleasantly surprised!

I then added a finishing touch by sewing on a ribbon all the way round, and tying it in a bow;

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I am very pleased with myself; this pouch turned out really well (even if I do say so myself) and my stitching was very straight up the sides (which is good as they are visible!), and the bow is cute, and I hope my Nana likes it as much as I do!

Happy week everyone!

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Fabric Fox Christmas Pouch!

So, as you will be aware, I was lucky enough to win some fabric from The Fabric Fox .
I won the autumn theme which was/is honestly adorable, and decided to make a pouch for my Auntie’s Christmas present.

To be completely honest, it is not my best sewing, however you learn from you mistakes! And next time, I think I will sandwich the zipper material between the lining and the outer fabric, and make sure that the zip is not as long as the material.

It has been a good learning curve in all fairness!

 

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I used a really cute mushroom print fabric for the main piece (and lined them up really well as seen here with the top of the mushroom…

 

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For the lining I used a leaf print fabric which I really like.

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I used a lovely blue zip which cost me 25p ish from eBay

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And this is my finished pouch! My auntie was really pleased with it, and so am I!

Secret Santa Pouch

Hello!

Second post of the day, to show you all my secret santa gift I have made.

I used this tutorial to make a pouch out of some laminated type material I bought in a charity shop for £1.95. I used some material I won for the lining, and a 25p zip.

As the money limit on the present is £5, and I have only spent £2.20, I have lots left over to buy things to put in said pouch!

The sewing is not the neatest, buttt I am pretty proud of myself nonetheless!

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EBAY Haul – More zips!

Hello!

A really quick post before I leave to catch my train (yayay!)

Today I received in the post the pack of zips I talked about earlier;

I bought three lots for £4 plus £2.80 postage and got;2014-11-14 13.58.20

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28 zips!

Which is, again, 25p per zip!

Not all of them are pretty, but I definitely know that I will never be lacking in zips ever again! (Until I use them all of course…)

Love a little bit of ebay!

Ebay Haul – Zip Bundle!

Good morning!

After two of my lectures were cancelled this morning, I thought I would take the opportunity to blog about a parcel I received yesterday.

I am a huge fan of eBay, and will buy pretty much anything. This time, I ordered a job lot bundle of 20 zips, for £4.98, meaning that each zip cost 25p.

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A bargain, if you consider that most of them have tags still on them; one stating it originally cost £1.50!

The longest zip in the pack is 30 inches (75cm), and the smallest, 5 1/2 inches. Most of them are normal, regular zips, however there is one double ended and five invisible ones!

Quite a good range, I thought, and very cheap!

I have ordered a few more from eBay, and will blog about those when they come.

I have found that I was always lacking zips, or lacking the right length ones. Hopefully my spree will remedy this, and I will have the correct notions for all my projects!

Speaking of projects, I am quite keen to make myself a few tops. I have quite a lot of vintage patterns to choose from, plus my sailor top to try (though I am a bit reluctant to print a PDF on my house mate’s printer; we are uni students!). I am sure I will figure something out; keep your eyes peeled for updates!

Thanks for reading, have a fab day!