Our first round was for key fobs. I haven't received mine yet--of course, we have until the last day of the month to mail out--but I'm sure I'll love it. I've enjoyed seeing all the cool creations so far. I'm pretty excited about what I made my partner too! My partner's a secret for now, but I can show you what I made. Here it is:
|See--there's the little embroidery I showed earlier this month!|
I can't recall having made a zippered pouch before, so I think this is my first (although not my first zipper installation). It was pretty easy. I mostly followed the tutorial found on Noodlehead for construction information, with some changes in size, loop construction, front design and materials. Mine is approximately 3 7/8 inches by 5 1/4 inches after starting with pieces of 4.25 inches x 6 inches (not counting the loop and hardware).
The hardware is heavy duty, so I don't have to worry that my partner will stick a phone in there and it'll snap and break the phone. The clip also swivels so as my partner carries it around it will move with her. Also, the clip is easy to open and close, but not flimsy. The zipper is a YKK white 5 inch zipper purchased from ZipIt, an Etsy seller with a great reputation and excellant customer service. I also used some Pellon 987F which is a fusible fleece (you can usually find some at stores like JoAnns and online) to interline both sides and the key loop to give some sturdiness and padding.
|Here's a bit of a peek at the lined inside, check out that beautifully installed zipper!|
|Back exterior is a piece from Millie's Closet: blue/red/aqua color way, Designer cloth.|
|The "smudge" under the eye is actually the thread knot on the other side--isn't visible in real life, just under bright camera flash. Figures, LOL! For those just learning embroidery, I used the outline or stem stitch.|