Wednesday, 31 October 2012

wide open pouch

Morning ladies.  I'm not at work today as I feel like death warmed up, there's been a bit of a bug going round at work and I think it's my turn.  I always feel really guilty when I take a day off work sick so I'll probably end up going back before I'm better...

Last weekend I went to a wedding in Bristol.  My brother had ordered a new sofa and chair and wanted throws to protect them from the baby so I had a deadline of last weekend to get them made and take them down.  I ordered 8m of black cotton drill.  It was horrible, it felt like polyester even though it was labelled as 100% cotton...


I didn't take photos of them made as they're just great big squares with a double folded hem.  They were a nightmare to maneuver through the machine.  The fabric was so slippery and they were so heavy.  When I'd finished, I was so relieved I treated myself to some colour.


This is Noodle-Head's wide open zipper pouch.  Well actually, it's not Noodle-heads, it's mine, but it was her pattern.


I chose some cheerful pink fabric.  The lining is Amy Butler Soul Blossoms, I have no idea what the other two are, they were just in my stash.  Luckily I had a zip of the right size in pink!


I made the largest size as this is actually a prototype.  I need to make myself a new insulated lunch box for work.  I take a plastic tub or a can of soup, a can of Diet Coke, yogurt and some fruit so it needed to be reasonable large.  Oh, and it has to hold ice blocks.  This one wasn't made with insulating wadding as it was just a trial piece and will do as a Christmas present!  So did I make the lunch box... erm... no!


I hate this method of doing zipper ends as it always looks so untidy, but I can't find an alternative way of doing it.  Anyone got any ideas?

Right, I'm off to lie down before I fall down.  Oh, the self-pity is rife today!

8 comments:

Stitched Together said...

I found this tutorial. I've not tried it myself but it seems another way that might work out.

Just-Do said...

What a splash of colour. I love it, even with pink not being one of my favourite colours. About the end of the zipper: good question. I haven't found the perfect solution yet.

Pam said...

I've been meaning to make that pouch up for ages. Yours looks great!!! Love the pink polka dot. Hope you feel better soon, Wendy.

Kerry said...

Did you wash the drill before sewing? I find that materials like curtain lining, although 100& cotton can still feel a bit synthetic until washed- they have a sort of crease and dirt resistant preservative coating for wear and tear in the shop that makes it icky to work with but it comes out in the wash.

Get well soon!

Sandra :) said...

I hope you feel better soon, kiddo! Your zippy is adorable - pink is always a good choice :D I don't have very good luck doing those zipper tab thingies - they look so nice in tutorials but my topstitching never looks as good as theirs, and it gets bulgey in places. I'm not sure what the solution might be!

JoJo said...

More awesome projects!!!! Zippers...yes those would be the bane of my existence if I sewed. My mom sewed and she struggled with them as well.

Hanni said...

Your almost lunch bag is lovely. I know this thing about our crafts: when I finish something there is always someone who needs a gift... :)

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Hi Wendy, I've featured your open wide pouch today...