So yesterday I posted about my zipper fiasco. After I got over that momentary panic, I realized that all I needed to do was re-make the pocket panel, and I did not have to pitch the whole project. After I did that, I received a comment from a reader directing me to this you tube video, showing how to get a zipper pull back on, which I will definitely bookmark for future reference!
This is the Zip Pocket Pouch from Michelle Patterns. I always have to concentrate really hard when making a pattern like this, with lots of steps and right sides together/wrong sides together, etc., and I have a bit of a difficult time wrapping my head around it, but like all other Michelle Patterns I've tried, taking it slow and one step at a time is the key. One little note - the pattern calls for sew-in interfacing for some steps. The only sew-in I had on hand was a heavyweight. The pattern called for 2 layers of sew-in interfacing, but I figured 1 layer of heavyweight would be sufficient, and it was. It doesn't make the pouch bulky, and provides just the right amount of structure.
The pattern includes 3 sizes - small, medium, and tall. The pouch I made is the small size, and it's not super small! The pouch part is considerably larger than credit card size, you'd probably even be able to fit a cell phone in there.
Okay, a question for you all. Recently I've been re-sizing my photos to make them fit the width of my blog, which I like, however then clicking on the photo does not direct you to a larger size to allow you to see more detail. Otherwise, if I don't re-size the photos first, you can click to get a larger view, however I find that the 'large' choice in blogger isn't large enough for my liking and the 'extra large' choice is too big for the width of my blog. Does anyone have any thoughts? What do you do/prefer?