Frustrating Friday Night Sew In

Well I had a plan for this evening to work on some cushions for my lounge, this would involve me trying to learn how to sew in a zip (zipper).  So I set up my sewing space, cut up the first squares of fabric and then found out that not only did I not have a zip foot I didn't have a normal foot either.  This seemed a little odd and was destined to end my sewing before it started when I finally remembered a little drawer...feet found.

Next step was to baste together the zip opening ( as explained in the wonderful tutorial courtesy of Grace Bonney at Design Sponge), at which point my machine started skipping stitches and unthreading itself in a most annoying fashion.  A serious cleaning session and some perseverance later I finally got round to sewing in the zip...



That actually wasn't too tricky (maybe the luck of the uninformed) and the rest of the project passed off uneventfully (ignoring the point where I realised why the zip opening was unbasted prior to sewing up the sides!).



Just a couple of little threads to tidy up, but otherwise I'm really pleased with the outcome and have another to make (and possibly a good few more in my future!).

Hope everyone else had a good FNSI.


Comments

Maria said…
Pleased you found your zipper and machine feet. Great job of putting the zip in.
Anonymous said…
wow what an awesome finish Vickie.xx
Sue G Johnson said…
Hi Vicki. The cushion looks great. it was well worth the effort! Thank you for sharing the link, too!
Lin said…
Hello Vicki - loved your post. Glad to meet you via FNSI. xx
Fiona said…
the cushion looks great and well done for persevering on a zip... you'll be putting them in all sorts of things now????
Hugz