InstructionsPlease see other zipper bags posted earlier and notes below.
Type of item: Accessory
Fabric scraps, 9" zipper, basic quilting supplies
What was your inspiration?
My inspiration for this design was Rayna Gillman's book, create your own free-form quilts. I had been experimenting using her technique and realized if I added just a little more fabric I could turn the piece into a clutch.
What are you most proud of?
The bad news is, I messed up the lining. When I opened the clutch at the end I realized I had put one of the linings on the wrong side of the zipper so what I saw was the white thread stitces and raw zipper on one side. The good new is, I cut some more black fabric, folded it over, sewed it on to the zipper from the inside and you have to look pretty hard to see the mistake.
I also like the back because I decided not to make both sides the same but to do something a little different. I think using a black background and piecing on some fabirc would also be fun to design.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
For the design on the back, I should havce used a zigzag stitch to protect the fabric which is something I picked up for the stupendous stitching course. I think it will get caught on things in my purse so next time I'lll protect that with stictching.