Now back to sewing. First came this. A little exercise. Inspiration. I put these prints together but wasn't sure if I would use it as it is but still I decided to give it a try. And I am happy I did.
I started with some paper pieced hexagons that turned into a pretty flower. Then dark linen came out of a box. A few sketches, a bent pin and a broken sewing machine needle, plus some time and this zippy pouch happened.
Gina made a pretty zippy pouch recently and published a link on her blog to a tutorial that she used. It came in very handy, saved me some time working out how to sew in a zip. Good timing! Thanks, Gina! It's my first ever project that required an attachment of a zip. It was a bit tricky, and this is when I broke the sewing machine needle but I think I have done quite well.
Just a sneak peek inside the pouch. It's a lovely print Baby's Childhood Days by Amy Barickman that was inspired by pages from a 1920s book. So sweet and retro!
It's been a great experience, making something new, that I have not made before. I think I have overcome my fear of zips and already making another little pouch with a zip that I will share with you soon. I never thought that zips could be fun.
Wishing you all some wonderful news too! Larisa