So zippers and I broke up for about a week. It would have been longer but a sweet customer of ours wanted a custom order pencil case. I begrudgingly said I would make it. I didn't like the idea that we would have to make up. They had been so mean to me. Mocking me at every turn, but we had a good long chat and decided to make it work.
For the pencil case I wanted to use laminate fabric, which has become my new obsession! Who wants a bag lined with normal fabric that gets gross and dirty! Never making a bag before I used this tutorial to get me started. However, I somehow didn't follow the directions all that well and my bag turned out like this:
This wouldn't be so bad if it were supposed to be the size of a make up bag and the zipper was actually going the correct way. Don't get me wrong, it's super cute but not what it needed to be. Let's call it a happy accident and now it's in the shop. :)
So here goes round two. I found a new tutorial that helped build upon my knowledge of the original zipper bags and the first boxie tutorial I used. I now know what I should and shouldn't do. How I can make it my own and the best way for me to not only sew with zippers but to sew boxy pouches.