Monday, June 9, 2014

Zipper Fail

As promised, I will share my zipper fail!  And zipper triumph!  I have done zippers in pouches before and they worked just fine.  But this trio gave me issues.  I don't know why...they just did.  

I went to bed thinking about them.  I woke up thinking about them.  It's just a little zipper and it got the best of me!  However, I decided I wasn't going to let it beat me!

This picture is awful..sorry... an iPad takes bad pictures...IMO!  See how the corners are wonky?  Awful.  My intentions was to make a few with some hand dyed fabric scraps. 

Now, first thing the next morning, I set about to fix these little gems.  I ended up cutting the bottom off to make the smaller and ripped out the seams.  Either it would work or it wouldn't, but I had to give it one more try.  

And it paid off!  Not only did I fix two of the three, but I made three more!  I was on a roll and thought I had better keep going with it!

I love this stack!  I love zippers (let's not go that far)!  and I love those little end tabs! It gives little zipper creations such a nice finish!

Lovely Coral 

 Pretty Blue 

 Dramatic Purple 

Radiant Orchid

I love this one!  My daughter block printed this fabric using a hand carved linoleum block.  The color is amazing and the! 

Dark version of block printing.

What did I learn.  Don't give up!  Try, try again!  I don't do them often so I think I get rusty.Forget the little tricks.  

I'm sure it will happen again.  Time will go by and I will decide I should attempt it again. This time I will have this post to remind me that I can do it!  



  1. These are adorable! LOOOVE the colours. Mmm, makes me want to dye some fabric (haven't done that for years), and makes me want to get the makeup bag that is in my head OUT and into fabric! You should write a tutorial on your new and improved zipper triumph!

  2. And PS, love the name of your blog!

  3. Gorgeous- so glad you didn't let them defeat you! Your fabrics are so much fun!

  4. I struggle with zippers every time, but I keep at it! I love the fact that you did, DO to! Yeay! I am not alone!!! Lovely fabric and awesome matching zippers! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great inspirational post, Jayne! You sure can do it... Love those little pouches, especially made with the home dyed fabrics. Each are so pretty and unique!

  6. These are so cute! Good for you to conquer the zip. Might I ask where you get your sweet little tags from? They add such a nice finishing touch!

  7. Each of your little pouches are beautiful! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Don't feel bad,I get rusty after going a while without installing zippers.


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