Saturday 31 August 2013

Zipperdy Do Dah Zipperty Ay

I'm trying to get into the habit of using up fabrics that are left over from a project: either cutting into 2.5 inch strips, or on a little project.  So I had a play with the scraps of the Beach Bag project.  I used a large piece of the wooden planks for the front

And joined the smaller scraps with some of the solid for the back

Did you see what I did for the front?  Did you?  (back to the first photo) It's a first for me, and it worked better than I thought, I'm not very good at following instructions so I kind of made it up as I went along.

Have you worked it out yet?

I fitted a zip!!!!!!!!!!!!

So here it is zipped

And here unzipped.  I lined it with planks on the inside back, and there is more of the solid inside front.

The lovely Fiona at CelticThistle blog has a New To Me link party each month: I don't normally join in as I tend to repeat rather than try new things, but I'm linking my zippy bag as it's my very first zip, ever!!

Celtic Thistle Stitches

I couldn't get my head around hiding the raw edges (as I usually try and do in bags), so I've just zigzagged them, but I'm quite chuffed with what I've achieved.


  1. Lol! I can see your grin from here!!

  2. Yay to conquering the zips.

    I have a tute here that should explain hiding the raw zip edges:

  3. That is just so cool, Benta!

  4. Yay to a first with zips and flying geese! Way to go Benta :-)

  5. Well done Benta for trying something new. Next you will be putting zips everywhere . Lovely bag as well .


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