It took three attempts but there's a reason for the saying "Third Time's the Charm" I guess. There is also a reason for the saying "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." This is the zipper pouch I made for my Mom for her birthday. We both share a birthday (and it's tomorrow!) so we exchanged gifts tonight.
Here is a shot showing the lining on the inside.
this tutorial which is a very good tutorial but for some reason I was not understanding these little fabric tabs at the ends of the zipper. Once I figured it out of course it was crystal clear. The next photo is of my second attempt at this pouch.
See? The fabric tabs at the end are messy and chopped off.
I also made a "tree of life" pendant necklace for my Mom. This was also my first attempt at this craft. I do not recommend trying something for the first time when you are on a deadline but anyway, it worked out.
I learnt this from this tutorial. I bought the wrong wire for the tree. I bought half round instead of round so that did make it a bit more difficult but it also made the tree more gnarly which was cool. It's much easier with round wire though.
So, I learned quite a lot this weekend! Mom was happy with her gifts. I made another necklace for her as well but I'll write about that in another post.
Linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday.