Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Not quite what I had in mind!

For the forthcoming 'zip evening' at my local quilt group, I've been thinking about how to make a simple tote bag with a zip in an hour!  Well, I know you couldn't make the whole thing in the hour, but at least you could get the zip technique under your belt and finish the bag later.  I had more fabric left from my previous bag, so chose a zip and contrasting fabric to do the job.  I added tabs to the zip, and thought I could just bind the edges of the bag, and that would be easy. 

Here is one of the tabs.  It seemed like a good idea, but getting the biding round the corner was very tricky, and it limits the opening to the bag.  Plus, one side is bigger than the other, and one has a tuck in it! 

I suppose it doesn't look too bad  (you can see the tabs have more room on one side than the other, here!) but I think I'll have to go back to the drawing board on this one.  Unpicking is never my first port of call, but this time it'll have to happen! 

1 comment:

Nik said...

but the elephants are good