22 Oct

Yes it has been quiet here on the blog but that doesn’t mean I’ve not been busy elsewhere with illness, all my family visiting (some from overseas) and sewing stuff.

Last week I taught my first zip purse workshop at Arrietty. In preparation for this I made a few more samples:

Bike wash bag

Something more masculine using some lovely prints from my stash

Bike wash bag - back

And lined with a ripstop fabric so it can be used as a wash bag without fear of messing up the lining

Bike wash bag

There’s a man in the house who may well have tried to lay claim to this one!

On the afternoon the day before the class I forced myself to put away these:

WIP: Pieced Scrap Border Quilt

and these:

Purple log cabin blocks

As you can see I was in the mood for working with scraps so made another zip pouch working with just the pink box:

Zip purse - patchwork front from scraps

Zip purse

Ok you’re right the lining is blue but you get the idea.

Zip purse - back

I had some great students who were a real pleasure to teach, one lady had not yet completed the beginners sewing course but managed to make a great zip purse with a boxed bottom:

Zip purse workshop

Zip purse workshop - results!

So if you want to learn how to make a zip purse and you’re new to sewing it is not impossible!  Contact Arrietty or me about courses if you’d like to attend.

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14 Replies to “Zzzzips

  1. Great class again Mary. Just finished my first post workshop purse but illness just reached our house so not much sewing at the moment!

  2. Glad the class went well, but yer man has expensive tastes in toiletries! (Or is it that I’m so cheap that mine could be bought in Walmart while I’m here…? ;o) )

  3. Hi! Your pouches are really beautiful and I love your fabrics! How your could leave those blocks (colours with white) they are adorable! I’m wondering what kind of pattern you make with them. x teje

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