OK gentle readers, I have completed making four in-the-hoop zip bags using this OESD design, and adding my own embroidery between step three and step four for both Christmas presents and me. They are generally fairly easy to make, and they all came out just wonderfully. But I made a comedy of errors while I was making them, to the point that it was downright funny. Do you ever have days like that in your studio?
Thank goodness, all the errors I made were easy to fix. Here’s my funny list each error only done once:
- I forgot to open the zipper on one bag and had to undo the edge seam (while still in the hoop) and move the zipper pull (I opened just a small amount and caught the zipper pull with one of my old dull rippers and pushed it to the center. Worked great), then I backed up the digital in-the-hoop program so that it restitched the edge seam.
- I forgot to put the handle into the seam before stitching the back to the front. I unstitched the seam as I did in the first error and put the handle in the seam and then backed up the program so it restitched the edge seam.
- I got the back lining that I was stitching in with the back on the inside, so when I turned it the pretty cotton lining was on the outside. I decided it really looked great that way and left it. The lining is not suggested in their design, but I decided to add it just to the back. The front is folded over and provides its own lining that way.
- I got the zipper pull too close to the edge when I opened the zipper and broke a needle when it went by, or rather didn’t go by. Sigh. I replaced the needle, found all the broken needle pieces and moved the zipper pull further toward the center and restitched.
So how many zipper bags did I make? four. Did each one have an error? Yes, listed above. Did they all come out nice…yes!!!
But really, these zipper bags are easy to make…just don’t forget anything. I should have made a list and checked it off. I suggest you do that. I know I will for future little projects like this.
Ok, now I am ready to do the few other small Chistmas gifts I am planning on making, although I might make another one just for me. Maybe I should go back to quilting and just send Christmas cards only, or maybe I’ll quit for the day and hope I get my head on straight tomorrow. LOL
Sew happy everyone! Merry Christmas one and all.