Monday, March 19, 2012

Zip Pip


This was in my pile of PiPs.  Zippers and I are not friends.  I have attempted this pattern once before.  It wasn't any easier, faster or more fun the second try.  Maybe it's just me.


A completed PiP.  I do love the fabric.


Somewhere over the rainbow there is a way to install zippers that look professional and I can understand!

To everyone who responded to my Supremes Casting Call, thank you.  I was overwhelmed by the interest and in the process learned of some really terrific new blogs.  

~Piecefully, Stephanie

29 comments:

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Lovely pouch Stephanie! You did a great job on the zipper!

Simone de Klerk said...

Mmm this looks very perfect to me! Lovely fabric and fun quilting.

Kiera Vanella said...

Looks great to me!! I really like the fabric!

carina said...

I love the fabric also really nice

rutigt said...

Somehow I recognize this. I also had a problem installing a zipper in a small bag. Yours look much better than mine!
Gun, Sweden

eva said...

But your zipper looks professional! And the fabric is so nice!

Quilt Hollow said...

Looks great to me. I would have applied but figure you would get many offers. Enjoy your evening.

Solstitches said...

The zipper looks perfect to me and the pouch turned out great.
Lovely fabric too. Is it Amy Butler?

Margaret

Quilterbee said...

Lazy Girl Designs, has patterns for pouches, wallets and purses have very good instructions for an easy way to install a zipper. Really easy. I think you would very happy with any of their designs. You can google their website.I do not work for their company.

Your project turned out really cute.

Carrie P. said...

I think you did a fantastic job.
Glad to hear you might have some more help.

Carol said...

That's as cute as it can be...you did a great job on the zipper! Zippers scare me to death...I see all these cute bags and pouches and love them, but they'll never happen in my house...LOL!

Candace said...

Very professional looking zipper installation, I'd say! Darling fabric, too!
Cheers!

Sherri said...

Well...I'm sorry you didn't have more fun the second time around...but your zipper and bag look terrific!

Sana Saroti said...

I dont know how a zipper could look any more professional! Cute pouch!

Jackie said...

It looks fabulous! You would never know you had difficulty. If we ever meet up, I have a no fail technique for zippers, it could just change your view on zippers.

Lesley said...

Ooh, I love those colors, too beaut. I hate working with zips, I prefer to use the iron on velcro on my owl cell phone covers that I've made, one being for my little Tracfone SVC phone for seniors. I have to wear this $15 little phone round my neck for emergencies and really like the phone because of the larger keys and bigger letters on the screen & it costs me $7/month for service.
I've noticed how expensive ipad and nook covers are in the shops so I'm making some orange and pink ones for my daughter. She wants a penguin and fox featured on the covers.

Carol said...

I kinda used that pattern, I did it my way. For the zipper, I used this tutorial, the best I've seen. She has good easy to understand instructions for the zipper.

http://flossieteacakes.blogspot.com/2009/05/lined-zippered-pouch-make-up-bag.html

jody said...

hey stephanie, i like your little pouch.. at least your pip pile is one less!! enjoy your evening!

Kaaren said...

From a fellow zipper-phobe, it looks perfect to me!

Johanna said...

Looks great! Sometimes zippers just don't like to cooperate. Last time that I had a problem with a zipper, I basted it with my machine and then sewed it. I showed it who was boss and it listened. It worked a lot better than pins.

QuiltSwissy said...

My zippers look way worse than yours. I have made nearly a dozen pouches and still dont do any better.

Maybe there is hope for us......but i am glad you have the same problem....I thought it was just me.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Very cute little bag! Zippers are fun! I think you haven't come across the right directions yet. ;-) Do you have a zipper foot? Sorry you didn't have fun this time. Maybe three is a charm? ;-)
Have a happy day!

Kathie said...

looks great to me! once I gave up making clothes putting a zipper in anything does not appeal to me!
Kathie

onlymehere said...

When you find that magic tutorial let us know! Everything I make with a zipper definitely looks homemade and not home crafted.

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Ugh! I hate zippers too. I think I need to go to zipper school. Your pouch looks like you have graduated from it - good job!
Jenn

Ulla said...

I would be happy if I could finish a zipper like yours!

Handmade by Mai said...

Your zipper looks very well installed. Are you and the zipper now friends?

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Such a cute little bag! And your zipper looks fabulous.

Kimberly

LV said...

I would love to test your patterns BUT what is your e-mail address so I can send you my info? Thanks!