Hopefully I am carrying this on the beach in Mexico this very minute! (I am in Mexico for a work incentive trip and pre-scheduled a few posts this week)
I am so happy to be crossing not only projects off my "want to" list, but also tackling my New Year's resolutions as well...in this case...I tackeld sewing a zipper for the first time and I am happy to report I only had to tear the whole project apart only once! I started off by following Gussy's tutorial, but it left off a few too many steps for me, especially at the end, which is why I had to rip it all apart and start again. I ended up switching to this tutorial from Noodlehead and was able to put it back together in no time! Great tutorial!
Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the interior, however, it is the same yellow print as the stripe on the front of the clutch and the handle, so hopefully that gives you a good idea. I also made it slightly bigger than the tutorial, and used a 12" zipper, because I knew I wanted it to be large enough to carry to dinner in the evening and include my phone, camera and smaller wallet for cash. I also added a wrist strap to my clutch, and while it is okay, I would make it slightly longer and slightly wider next time around.
And before I go, can I tell you something that I love about blogland? I made a New Year's resolution to try new techniques and to challenge myself, one of those things being sewing with a zipper for the first time. So what does Courtney at The Paisley Abbey do? She emails me with a link to a great tutorial on sewing zippers simply because she knows that is one of my goals this year. Isn't that super nice? ! Thanks so, so much Courtney! Blogland is a great place to be. :)
Linking this week to:
Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory
Take A Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Craft Edition