The week after Black Friday was like Christmas for me. Packages EVERY. DAY. It was awesome. Brian would just roll his eyes as I giggled when he handed me packages. The Hawthorne Threads package and the Pink Castle package arrived on the same day. And it was as if the angels had planned it themselves, as I heard a chorus of them when I paired them together. Shh...listen.
Can you hear it? Can you hear them singing? I think it may be Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, but whatever it was, it was perfect.
I set out the next day buying the supplies. I had no idea there were so many different kinds of interfacing! I just knew of WonderUnder, so I went with it. Found the perfect zippers, and came home and started right away.
The first day, I got the exteriors done.
I was completely shocked and pleased with myself at how they had turned out. I even fussy cut a pocket for the front. I like having a pocket I can quickly stuff things into on the outside, before going through the TSA checkpoint. I cut out the linings and ironed the interfacing to them, and I won't lie. I was scared to progress further.
A couple of days later (after finishing one quilt, and quilting another) I decided to work on it again. It was zipper day. Oh, good gravy, I am terrible at zippers. But not these. These were the BEST instructions I've ever seen for putting in zippers. If I would have known it would have been this easy, I would have stuck one on the backside of the exterior of the bag, too.
|I find using tape to hold the zipper in place instead of pins works better for me.|
|Can you see the pocket? Or am I that awesome? ;)|
|The inside! There's two zippered pockets in there.|