Well, it's snowing! So a great morning to stay in and make my first triple zip pouch !
The Triple Zip Along can be found here on Flickr.
There are already a huge number of them finished in the Flickr pool.
It took me a while to pick fabrics, mostly because of my limited zippers!
Well, that's not completely true....I have alot of zippers, but needed longer ones in order to change the colour of the pull tabs!
I used Thermolam Plus sew in fleece, because I didn't have any fusible. It worked just fine, and it clung to the fabric just as if it were fused.
I actually changed the plaid green to running stitch green!
You can find a fun tutorial for changing zipper pulls here
You can also find in the Tips and Tricks thread in the Flickr group.
They were pretty easy to do. I started with 12" zippers in order to have enough length when done. You can also switch up teeth if you want!!
On to the sewing...
I've put in zippers before, so I didn't have any problems with them.
I like to use 1/4" SteamASeam to secure the zipper to the fabric instead of pins. Fabric glue is also an option.
I used my 1/4" Evenfeed foot to sew everything, as suggested by Leanne.
Worked like a charm too!
The whole thing took a couple of hours to do, which included opening up a seam because, like a total dunce, I forgot to open up my top zipper when sewing the side seams!!
Really....isn't that zippers 101!!!!!!!!!
A fun pouch to do.
Thanks Debbie for a great tutorial!
and for having the zip along
A great way to spend a morning!