HAPPY ZIPPER DAY!
On this day is 1913 Gideon Sundback received the patent for his invention and today– exactly 94 years later– I completed my first successful zipper installation! I followed Lazy Girl pattern #113 “Perfect Pouches” and watched Joan’s DVD tip for her “sew easy zipper” technique, and installed my very own zipper!!! I cannot tell you how excited this makes me. Seriously, if you’ve ever wanted to do a zipper but were afraid to, this is the pattern for you!
Because I have a slight problem with following patterns to the T (I do try, but I’m genuinely incapable), I adapted and used my own measurements and made a pieced together front side using one of the stitchings I had in my fuppie box. My border seams came out a wee bit crooked, so I also added a small crocheted flower to draw your eyes away from the imperfection. (it worked, too, didn’t it?!) I forgot to take a pic with it unzipped but the lining is the same color as the tiny polka dots.
I now have a million ideas for things I can zipperfy… I’ve even started looking at zipper lots on ebay. Thank you to Joan, for opening up a whole new world to me :)