Well folks, I've taken a bit of a break from my regular Made Monday, posts, but I'm back in action! Now that the studio's all reorganized and open for business (tour coming soon!), I have been a busy bee reconnecting with my sewing machine .
Like I revealed at the end of this post , last that I left off, I was struggling to conquer mangled edges when inserting a zipper into my next challenge, the coin purse. Much like my recent knitting project gone wrong , 4th time was the charm for me here.
Like I mentioned I would last Monday, I ditched my confusing project book and instead followed this easy to read tutorial on Stelabird . I found it much, much easier to follow than my book, as she of course provided visuals with every step, unlike my stupid book unfortunately.
I'm pretty happy with the results. What do you think?
Although, next time I'd probably add some interfacing in between the layers like Stela suggested as it is a bit flimsy.
And my corners are still a bit mangled, but they're much, much better and more acceptable than:
Try #1- didn't even catch them!
Tries #2, 3, & 4- Each one looked exactly like this one (which lead me to almost give up!)
But I KNOW this is a skill I must master if I have any intention of ever reaching my goal of improving my current line of . Since this little guy takes up just a little bit of fabric, and doesn't take but so long to make, I think I'll make several more of them for further practice. Holiday gifts anyone??
Question: If you are a seamstress, perhaps you can shed some light on my weird zipper corners. How do I get that nice folded in diagonal edge? Is it with more poking around, or do I actually need to fold the corner and press it, what?