Don't you just love it when your day goes to plan and you can finish off things that need to be done. Thank you to the toddler for playing so happily by herself today. Often, when I have sewing I "have to do", I procrastinate and start a new project (do you do that too? Please tell me I am not the only one)
Not today. I was determined to finish these zippered pouches. Two of them are gifts, one is spare (for me? probably!) and one a friend commissioned me to make (such a compliment, she wanted one of my large zippered pouches!)
I have not been happy with the straps on some of my other zippered pouches, the ones I use almost everyday. I have one I use as a snack bag for the girls when we are out and about, it is used most days, and often hung from the handles of the stroller. The straps don't hold their shape, and get all bunched up. They need to be reinforced. So this time, I added a very thin iron on interfacing, and top-stitched over the whole strap, 4 rows of stitching. I love the look of the top-stitching. They are very firm now. Only time will tell if this is sufficient reinforcement, I'll test drive the spare one, and probably keep it for me - you can never have too many zippered pouches, right?
It will be so hard to part with these purple pouches. I love how they have turned out. But that just gives me another excuse to make even more zippered pouches, right? Yes, definitely!
Yay to it being Friday! Have a great weekend you lovely people.