|Photo Curtsey of Atkinson Design|
There are three 4 different little "zips" you can make in this pattern. I made the simplest and most basic. As you know, I recently tried to make another zipper pouch but it did not turn out very well. This pattern, though, was very simple for me personally to use and the end results I was very please with! I felt accomplished! I even started thinking how I could tweak the pattern to make larger ones, like the zipper pouch.
|My practice ones.|
The next ones I made were for my daughter, who is leaving for college on Thursday. The orange and green colors are her favorite colors of the week! :P The orange one was made first and after making it I was so happy with the results, I just HAD to make another one! So, the next one (green) I put a decorative stitch on because the black seemed a bit overpowering on the orange one. I think the decorative stitch added seriously to the cuteness of the "zip". As you can see, I even added some iron on labels that I purchased some years ago from Joann Fabrics. I actually sewed them in plus ironed them because I was afraid they would come off.
I definitely will be making more of these and will eventually try to make the other two patterns once I become comfortable with the first two. I think I will make a ton of these to give as presents this Christmas. Lord knows I have enough fabric to make one for everyone in my neighborhood and family. :)
Thanks for looking!
**Disclaimer: I am not advertising for Atkinson Designs. I have not been approached by them in anyway to tell about this pattern. I simply bought it because I am trying to increase my skills with sewing. I provided a link to their website and the pattern because I wanted to ensure I gave credit where credit was due. AND, lastly, to be clear, I will not receive any perk for posting it on my blog other than better sewing skills!**