Ive been bitten by the SEW bug. Once I was able to conquer the pen roll it was a normal transition into zippered pouches.
There is a mystique when doing zippered pouches -- at first I thought how hard could it possibly be to stitch in a zipper?? Only to find out it was SIMPLE but not that easy. First things first I needed a zipper foot. Yes to sew in a zipper with your machine you need a separate foot-- it makes it easier for the bulky zipper to glide through. Luckily I was able to find one here for only Php95.00.
BUT the zipper foot I bought didnt fit my cheap-ass machine (I did buy it on sale! :) ). Hubby had to file and smooth the connection so that the screw could fit inside. When it finally did, it took some getting used to. Like you have to guide the fabric through the teeth more now, unlike before when the foot would do all the eating. But all-in-all you'd get the hang of it.
Again, my box type pencil case came from Youtube inspiration. First off, I didnt have the right zipper. NOTE: DONT BE AMBITIOUS LIKE ME AND STICK WITH NYLON ZIPPERS. I went and bought a metallic one which makes it hard for the needle to pass through. So I had to go buy nylon zippers instead. When you're an expert already thats when you can graduate to metal zippers.
But in any case the final product did turn out well. Some craftsmanship flaws that come with being a beginner I think. hihi Like my ends dont match up perfectly. But with practice you'll get better. Malcolm Gladwell said it takes 10,000 hours to become proficient. I've got 9,999 more to go. hahaha
The final product ended up smaller than the video I will be posting below simply because my zipper was too small. I had to match it up to the shorter end rather than the longer end of the cloth. At least I end up with a perfect home for my PILOT PETITE PENS both the brush and fude ones.
Hope you enjoy DIY-ing as well.
I also experimented and did another pencil case out of canvas. Someone suggested to me to do some calligraphy with it so wrote down a quote at the bottom by Van Goethe. Currently I didnt have any fabric pens so busted out my Metallic Sharpie to do the writing for me. This is what I ended up with. :)
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I have always wanted to write. This will now be a creative outlet-- home to all my arts and crafts. So feel free to browse around my everyday adventures.