Zippered pouch – I still can’t get a neat top!

15 Dec

I thought I’d make a little zippered pouch to put my sister in law’s Christmas present in, and so followed the tutorial by Melly Sews – loads of people seem to have found it gives them a nice neat top but even though I unpicked it three times I still got this big curve instead of a nice straight top. I watched the video and used the written tutorial but think I’m misunderstanding something :|

Still, I think she’ll like it, I love the colours and the contrast zip

But… How do you get neat tops?!


6 Responses to “Zippered pouch – I still can’t get a neat top!”

  1. I think people who sew are very critical of what they make. Your sister in law is going to love it. I’m like you. I make it, take it apart perhaps, put it together and be done with it. I’m sure different fabrics bring different results. Sometime it’s beautiful, sometimes not! 😁👍

    • Creative Saturdays 19/12/2018 at 07:43 #

      Thank you for your kindness and positivity! Looking back at it now I feel a bit better about it – and think the problem might have been that I didn’t trim the zipper enough. I’ll get it right next time but I think you’re right that this *is* good enough :-) thank you!

  2. rosiehouse 28/12/2018 at 12:31 #

    I don’t know if this will help with the zipper but I found this blog has good instructions and a video.

    • Creative Saturdays 28/12/2018 at 17:33 #

      Ooh thank you I was planning to try another one this weekend so I’ll try this one and let you know how it goes :-)

      • rosiehouse 28/12/2018 at 21:56 #

        I’m an “apprentice” level sewer and I was able to make her tote bag, so please let me if the makeup case tutorial is good. I’m eyeing up a few of those projects.


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    […] I showed her the three tutorials to choose from (Melly Sews, Sew Me Happy, or Crazy Little Projects) and she chose Melly Sews, which is the one I used when I made a bag for my sister in law for Christmas (blog post here). […]

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