Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Workroom glimpse....

I love zippers - I do!
But, when you try to put one into the top of a tote, things get a little fiddly (fiddly, meaning exactly what it sounds like and in this case - not straightforward, solid sewing) and the results are a little jenky (jenky, meaning exactly what it sounds like and in this case - lumpy, not as attractive or functional as one might hope).
Which? I think (after three weeks and reading every zipper tutorial on the internet) is because we're asking a zipper to do something it was not designed to do, namely - twist. If you know what I'm talking about, then you know exactly what I'm talking about. And if not, thank you for coming along anyway.
Still - there is a finished zip-top, cross-body tote prototype (see below) and you should tell me what you think of it. I'd love to be like: Viola! and tell you how much I adore it, but I'm kind of meh. Which means there's more fiddling to do, and while the final final product may not zip, none of us should give up hope....

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