As the days get longer and longer, day breaking at around 5.30 am and stretching late into 9.00 pm, knitting and crochet have taken the back seat
I’m on the sewing machine a lot more than usual these days.
Fabric selection and cutting, the two things that really threw me off sewing in the first place, don’t seem as daunting for me . I’m not sure if it is getting comfortable with time or the fact that I can walk into a fabric store and get help with fabric selection etc. It could be a combination of both.
Anyway, I found this gorgeous mint with gold cross cotton and steel fabric online a while back , didn’t have any plans for it when I got it.
I needed a pencil pouch , I’d been dying to make a zippered pouch, I found the perfect lining and zipper , with gold metal zip, like I wanted.It seemed like the stars had aligned when I found this pattern and tutorial at The Busy Bean.
Trying to sew a combination of a iron on batting as interfacing and metal zipper was indeed a wee bit nerve racking , but I plodded on .
small sewing projects are so gratifying and fun !