|My first zip attempt|
Apart from this epic self-inflicted stupid fail, and despite being somewhat inexperienced with zips, I was amazed at how easy this was to put together. There were a few steps where I referred to the fantastic tutorials and photos from the Quilt Barn sew-along and there was one step where I totally didn't understand the fold instructions for the zipper ends, so fudged it. This is definitely the hardest thing I've ever sewn!
I can't wait to fill this with some hand sewing for my holiday next week!
The fabrics on the outside are Pam Kitty Picnic, Dreamin' Vintage and Pearl Bracelets. I also used Dreamin' Vintage for an inside pocket, the exterior side panels and the pincushion - this used most of my fat quarter. The interior side panels are Pearl Bracelets. The remaining interior pockets are a Kona solid pink, Art Gallery Oval Elements in orange and a yellow from Lily Ashbury's new line. I lined the internal zippy pockets with an Architextures print. All of the binding is Pam Kitty Picnic. And most amazingly of all, no needles were broken despite sewing through about twenty layers of fabric in some places.
Because I'm so chuffed with this I'm linking up with Sew-Jo Saturday.