Saturday, January 4, 2014

Zipper Pouches & Pinterest Party

In December, Dave's Bernina in Provo held a Pinterest Party.  The idea behind it was for attendees to to find a project on Pinterest that they wanted to make. They were to make 8-12 of said project & bring them to the party all wrapped up.  Once at the party, all of the wrapped projects were displayed on a table.  Each attendee would then select 8-12 items to take home with them. (The number you brought is the number you take.) Once all of the items were spoken for, each attendee would show the group what item they created & which wrapping was theirs.

This sounded like a fun little challenge so I went to work searching for the perfect little item to make.  I came across this circle zipper pouch tutorial from Erin at Dog Under My Desk.

I was confident that I could make these cute little circles for all of my new BFFs that I wad bound to make at the upcoming Pinterest Party.  So I got to work.  I downloaded the instructions, made a circle pattern template & got ready to sew.  Another confidence booster is that I was testing out the Bernina 550 QE at the time so surely the fancy machine would help me achieve circle perfection. 

What I got was this:

While it's not a complete Pinterest fail, I was pretty disappointed with my inability to sew a perfect circle.  And since this party was being held in December, I thought it best not to show up with an Easter egg shaped contraption.  So back to the drawing board I went.

I found another zipper pouch tutorial from Erin found here and thought that it looked a tad bit more manageable for me that week.

This was my first attempt:

This one turned out too narrow to put credit cards in so I tried again and this is the final product:

It measures at 5 1/4" x 3 1/2" and I think it turned out pretty good.  I'm especially pleased with how the zippers turned out...even on my Easter egg!  I've always been scared of zippers but I'm slowly making friends with them.  And one of these days I might even make friends with circles!  

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