Tuesday, February 27, 2018

OMG - 02 finished

My OMG goal for February was to use those fancy zippers.

I found some tuts to help me out. It took me three attempts to install this first zipper. At first I sewed too close to zipper teeth and fabric was getting into them. My second attempt ended up even worse. I didn't catch the fabric at all. Yeah I didn't use pins. Luckily my third try worked.

There is a loop at the back. I finished the binding by hand as I didn't have matching thread to stitch in place :) You can find the tutorial here.

My second project was boxy pouch. My seam ripper had some work with this one as well. I didn't read the instructions properly. I just looked at pictures and that was not enough. Boxy pouches are not my thing. If you would like to try for yourself here is the tut I used.

For my third zipper I didn't feel like using either tutorial again. I found another tut here. It's simple and quick. I finished the pouch with french seams instead like Lucy suggests in her post here. It's like pocket. I added small loop.

I do like zippers. Especially bright ones. Regular type. To be honest with you I will never ever buy those fancy zippers again. They might look pretty but I prefer different type of assembly and shape of pouches. At least I finally used them and tried something new.

Linking up with Finish it up Friday :

Elm Street Quilts 


  1. Love the bags with those unique zippers. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  2. I know what you mean! They do look pretty, but not, if you have to tear them apart. They won't fit together anymore pretty.
    Greetings from Germany

  3. The zippers are adorable. You finished these bags very nicely.
    You know.... most of the time when we struggle with some project, we learn.
    Yeah, sometimes not, but most of the time we do. Your bags are superb

  4. I'm glad you stuck with it and finished using the fancy zippers. I can understand sticking with what you prefer the most!

  5. I have a bunch of fancy zippers I need to use up too. Maybe I will try one of the boxy pouches. I will heed your warning and read the instructions!

  6. THese are all nice - love the fabrics in them. I haven't seen lacey style zippers like these before - It seems strange that they hadn't been pretty like that long before now! Thank you for sharing these at TGIFF. :)

  7. Hi Vera,
    I am sorry you had such issues with these zippers - you did such a nice job on all three projects. I have seen these face zippers in shops but haven't picked any up. I rarely make anything that would require a zipper . . . and now the next time I see them I will think of you. Only in a good way! Congrats on finishing up your OMG goal for February. ~smile~ Roseanne


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