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downrightart
10-17-2010, 05:30 PM
Are they really that easy? My mom swears up and down the are not hard to sew into fabric or a pocketbook.

My mom gave me her pocketbook pattern. I have a friend at work that wanted me to make her one. My neighbor and girlfriend wants one also. Since Mary at work asked first, I'd give it a try. If I do well with it, I might make my g/f one. We shall see.

Here is the pattern:

http://images.patternreview.com/sewing/patterns/mccall/4118/4118.jpg


I saw some reviews and they varied. :blink: I'm all about making things simple since I have a simple mind when it comes to sewing. :laughing:

So, how are you experts on zippers?

jessicalee
10-17-2010, 05:32 PM
never tried one, I've been to scared ;)
I'll be watching this thread though to see how it goes :yes:

downrightart
10-17-2010, 05:40 PM
never tried one, I've been to scared ;)
I'll be watching this thread though to see how it goes :yes:

Oh no! Now I feel stressed! :laughing: Actually, I've purchased the quilted fabric and it's really pretty. I also purchased the thread and zipper.....But, I think I'm going to mom's to see if I do this right. She has made close to 10 of them and two of them were for me.

I posted one she made for my birthday this year. Here it is.

Angela
10-17-2010, 06:22 PM
Amy posted a link a while ago to a tutorial about sewing zippers. I'll see if I can find it because it was really good!

Angela
10-17-2010, 06:25 PM
BEST Zipper tutorial EVER:
http://www.twelve22.org/2006/07/zipper_tutorial.html

Found it!!!!!
Sorry for the back to back posts, but it wouldn't let me quote Amy in an edit.

downrightart
10-17-2010, 07:09 PM
Oh thanks Angela! That Amy is a smart hammerknocker, isn't she?

DangerMouse
10-18-2010, 08:12 AM
I sewed one into that leather purse I made for the wife!

ON my old Singer sewing machine!

They're pretty easy.... Po)

DM

downrightart
10-18-2010, 06:31 PM
I sewed one into that leather purse I made for the wife!

ON my old Singer sewing machine!

They're pretty easy.... Po)

DM

Cool!!! If DM can do it, I can!!! :D


Leather purse??? Uh....what critter did you kill for that??? :blink::laughing:

mamarose22
10-22-2010, 03:52 PM
I've been meaning to try my hand at that. I saved the tute so I wil try it one day.