I will not go into the actual pouch making but just the insertion of the zip. So here is the secret to successfully getting the zip in without any bad thoughts or words flying around your sewing room.
Make sure that the zip is longer than the intended pouch but have it closed all the way and sew in. This is what it will look like when in from the top. As you can see the zip pull is nowhere along the area that you are stitching
Just give a quick press and you are ready for the next step which is to top sew down both sides to keep the lining in place.
Next step is to bring the zip pull into the middle of the pouch - this is most important as you will cut off the zip pull if you do not - and sew cross the zip where it meets the ends of the fabric. Once you have sewn across the zip at both ends you then trim off the zip to fit the pouch size.
Then proceed to finish off your pouch with a perfectly non fiddly inserted zip. I hope the above helps anyone else who finds putting zips in purses etc difficult.
Now as you know the first Friday night of the month is always FNWF run by Cheryll at Gone Stitchin" and last night I decided to do a little knitting just for a change. I was inspired by Cheryll last month when she showed us her pretty beanies. Being the slow knitter that I am the thought was I could start a beanie for Miss M for next year and it may be finished in time.....LOL. I still have a long way to go.
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Happy sewing all