IN GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES
I'LL BE ON YOUR SIDE FOR EVERMORE,
THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR..
The 2nd acronym is What's on Julia's Dining Table..and you know you've got a true mate when she answers your clarion call for help and a tutorial on inserting a zip!!!
it all started with this...a zip up bag that you keep rolls of wrapping paper in.
Inside said bag are velcro straps to keep the rolls in place and mesh pockets to keep tags, ribbons etc in.
Well, someone in band asked me if I could replicate her bag in fabric as the nylon was splitting...hmmmm....it has a zip that goes all the way around. The trouble was she'd already bought the fabric so how could I say no??? (I really do have M.U.G. tattooed on my forehead...)
The only trouble is, I haven't had any zip experience...in SEWING!!! Good grief, what are you lot like?? *grin*
So. who're you gonna call? Not Ghostbusters for sure.....Juuuuuullliaaaaaaaaa!
Now, herself is very modest about her sewing, but trust me, she is a very proficient seamstress. So I took myself and my sewing kit down for a morning's chat and instruction...
Setting up her machine - it has an angled needle, never seen that before!
She made me use pins!! Could have been worse, I suppose, she could have made me T.A.C.K...... *shivers* And the zip was inserted without too much ado and bloodshed! Between us we measured and worked out a rough order of construction....and then I took everything home to finish and procrastinated for a day :)
But I got to grips with it and a new bag was born....
My friend wanted me to reuse the webbing handles and zip..so I did!
Ta da! The internal straps and pockets are in there and the roll of paper was just to make sure it fitted before all the sewing commenced.... So there you go, not bad...now to do the second one my friend wanted. Aaaaaarrrrgggghhh. And after that, NEVER AGAIN....... :)
I had to go to Salisbury to get a long zip for t'second bag...it was a beautiful day. This is on the way up to Fisherton Street where there is a great sewing shop called Franklins.
It was a lovely day, DH, G3 and I wandered up the street and...the shop wasn't there...Oh No. But then I saw it had moved to the opposite side of the street and what a shop it is now...big, bright and breezy (no, that's just me, lol), masses of fabric with a new knitting/craft section upstairs which I didn't have time to explore with two men in tow. I feel a return trip coming on!! But these beauties were on the stairs....
Genius! I tell you, that penguin could have come home with me!
Have a great week.......