Ever since I first used my sewing machine to put a few patches on G’s Girl Scout vest, I’ve wanted to see if I could actually make something with it. So, I decided to jump right in and try my hand at making a zipper pouch.
Once I started, I didn’t stop until it was finished. I didn’t keep track of exactly how long it took, but it was more than a couple hours. Not because it was overly difficult to do, but because all these tutorials “for beginners” apparently assume you already have some knowledge of sewing machine lingo, which I did not. This meant that a good bit of my time was spent on my laptop looking up things like “what is a zipper foot” (one came with my machine and I just didn’t know what the heck it was, lol) as well watching videos on YouTube for “how to attach a zipper foot”.
It’s my own fault though, I guess. I probably should have taken the time to learn some basics before just jumping right into an actual project. But I was excited, darn it! Now that I’ve learned these things, I feel confident that the next time I make one it will go much faster.
So, here is how my first sewing project turned out. What do you think?
If I wasn’t hooked before, I sure am now! I’ve already decided what my next project will be. I’m going to try to make a cute drawstring bag. Stay tuned…
You did a great job! I love the color of the fabric.
The same thing happened to us, we wanted to make some clutch/ wallet/ zippered pouch type things for my friends and I to bring inside NFL stadiums (no purses are allowed, you can only bring in a clutch about the size of your hand. We bought fabric, zippers and ribbon for the handle part and spent most of the day looking up tutorials and googling terms in the tutorial!
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Michelle F. says
Wow you did an awesome job for your first project! zippers can be tough.
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Mommy Pehpot says
I don’t have a sewing kit but I created a few costumes for my kids, all hand sew.
That’s a very nice pouch and if ever I have a sewing machine, I think I’ll spend more time on it than doing the household chores haha
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Lisa @ Drugstore Divas says
I don’t know how to sew, but I wish I could sit down and learn. You did a great job … especially for your first project!!
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Tatanisha W says
You did a great job for your first time! I wish I knew how to sew– congrats!
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What an awesome job, love the fabric and this would be a pretty nice gift to share…..great job! Wish I knew how to sew.
Rebecca Fry says
Cute! Much better than my first sewing project!
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Kisa Johnson says
You did an awesome job, sewing in zippers can be the biggest pain in the butt EVER!! Then again that could just be me. ^_^;;
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