Sunday, February 9, 2014

Not So Scary!

I'm so excited to show you these zipped pouches that I made - my very first ones!  To be honest, zippers have always intimidated me.  Seriously intimidated me.  I decided long ago that Michelle's Dumpling Bag tutorial would be a good beginner project.   So I sat down and read the directions thoroughly and followed them carefully.  And I did it!!!  It didn't kill me either!
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These are both the smaller version of the Dumpling Bag.  Not perfect but I'm happy with this first attempt!
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And what's any girl who sews zippers supposed to do?  Start a zipper stash (from ZipIt) of course!
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Now I'm going to go dance around the house while opening and closing the zippers that work perfectly!  Happy Stitches to you all!

41 comments:

Susan said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! I had a phobia about zippers due to my high school home ec classes. I had to take two classes before I felt I could put one in successfully. Be careful as i've found that making bags is addictive. Probably about as addictive as getting new zippers from that website I had no idea existed until I read your post...

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love Zipit!! Great job with the zippers! I love making zippered bags. =)

Annie said...

They look absolutely perfect! Now you can start experimenting with other patterns too. A zipper is such a nice closure for these pouches.

ruthsplace said...

They look superb! Thanks for the link to the tutorial as well.

Ruth said...

Jackie,
They look great! Doesn't look like a first time making a bag.

Nima said...

wow..lovely..this is my favorite pattern too. i have made many for gifting. after seeing yours, now i feel like making many more

Carla said...

Ha! I know the feeling : ) Dance away my dear. You did great!

Mouse said...

they look perfect to me and what a fabbbb colour selection of zips :) looking forward to seeing what you do with them ... you can make roses and also a wee purse from a zip did you know ?? love mouse xxxxx

Brigitte said...

Wow, Jackie, that's absolutely gorgeous. sweing in a zipper has always intimidated me, too, particularly since I've had a new sewing machine. And I haven't done it on this new machine yet. These little pouches look so great. Thanks for providing the link, I think I should try it.

Annette-California said...

Oh Jackie you outdid yourself. What great zipper bags you made. Stitching zippers were always a mystery to me till I too followed some directions. When I first saw your bags I thought they were a designers store bought - WOW you did fantastic. LOL I can just picture you dancing around zipping and
unzipping the bags:) Thanks for the links too. love Annette

Karoline said...

Your pouches are great, congratulations

Carol said...

Jackie they are wonderful! Great job! I have always been petrified of zippers...hmmm, maybe I can do it...thanks for the inspiration!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

SUPER! Now just think of the possibilities!

Brenda said...

Holy Cow! Those are adorable!! I need one in my knitting bag. Thanks for the tutorial link. Or are you opening up an etsy shop? ;-)

Marie said...

Oh my goodness, I too am scared to death of zippers will do most anything to avoid them but what a great job you did. Maybe there is hope for me. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marie

Margaret said...

So fantastic! You did a great job with these. Love your new zipper stash too. Great colors!

Theresa said...

They are gorgeous!! I think you did great on your first attempt~

Carol said...

I have a zipper phobia, too, Jackie! Your little bags look just perfect and based on all those zippers you've accumulated, I'd say you'll be treating us to more fabulous finishes before too long :)

valerie said...

OMG, your pouches are gorgeous! Great job Jackie! And those zippers are so colorful...love them!

Karen Nason said...

I love your pouches and the zippers made me immediately go check them out on Etsy. I think everyone needs a zipper collection.

Barb said...

I so love your bags...great job!!

Candace said...

I totally love them, Jackie! oh....now I think I may have to start collecting zippers! Good thing I'm trying to bust the rest of my scraps!
Cheers!

Tammy said...

Your bags are so cute and fun and I LOVE those colored zippers. You did a beautiful job. Hugs!!

Tammy said...

Your bags are so cute and fun and I LOVE those colored zippers. You did a beautiful job. Hugs!!

Chris said...

Those are fabulous Jackie!!!!

Life&Times said...

Really cute!

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Aunt 'Reen said...

What gorgeous little bags Jackie!
They look fabulous.

Loraine said...

Great job Jackie! Your little bags are darling. They actually look difficult with the curve in there. I am impressed. I share your anxiety over putting zippers in. They are always messing me up.
I have one of those zipper stashes too. LOL. I love the colors and you can't beat the price!
Take Care!

Suzanne said...

Wow, what perfect little bags you made. Ha, ha isn't it always they way that we find new stash to enhance.

Kathy Ellen said...

Oh my goodness, what beautiful little bags. You did a perfect job! It looks like you have lots of other colorful little zippered bags in mind too!

Blessings!

Andrea said...

Beautiful bags. A few moew bags to go then with all those zips to use.

averyclaire.org said...

Wow Jackie...nice job on the pouches! Love those zippers. TY for visiting my blog. I actually do enjoy the snow...but NOT the very very cold weather! It's supposed to warm up a little this week. Can't wait.

Melanie said...

Brilliant! Truly. Zippers scare the heck out of me. (Though they sure are pretty nowadays, yes? Love the colored ones.)

yarnjourney said...

Wow! Not only did you sew in zippers, but put them on a curve. Those are cute bags. Love the retro fabric too.

FlourishingPalms said...

You did such a lovely job of it... picking the fabrics, and the zippers look great! I bought a zipper stash from that Etsy shop too. Now, do let me know if you find some great zipper tabs. I haven't been able to find any tabs that aren't too delicate, or are suitable for such a petite bag.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Your baby dumplin's are adorable. I always wondered how difficult these bags were.

Mylene said...

WOW! Looks lovely, great job!!

Sally said...

Jackie I love those bags! They look brilliant.

Donna said...

Jackie, I'm a fellow stitchin' Floridian. I discovered your blog through Jan from Sew and Sow Farm, and enjoyed seeing your cute dumpling bags! Very nice, and great job on the zippers!

geeky Heather said...

Seeeee...they're not so hard! Those bags are adorable, and now it's my turn to be impressed, because...CURVES!! *faints*