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Another Costume Bag

Having bought 100 zips, I decided I needed to try & use one of them, at least, on making the costume bags that I'd had in my head, back when I first thought of making costume bags, before I tried the drawstring version.

The idea was to create a fabric "box", which would open with a zip around 3 of the top edges of the box. I had clearly not thought this through at all, because a) it requires using a zip and I was never any good with zips in the first place, b) I haven't got a zipper foot for my sewing machine, and c) it requires getting the zip to turn around two corners, and I refer my honourable friends once again to the assertion I made in a). However, I've got the bloody zips now, so I realised I'd better just buckle down and try it, at least.

I'm still hampered by having stretchy material from the stash to use up (that's another lesson I've learned). My zip is completely rubbish and doesn't bear anything more than a passing glance. Having said all of that, I do still like it. The concept was a good one. The concept can't help it if my execution was poor. And I have learned from the experience, and the next one will be better.

Anyway, here is the result:



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eollie
Dec. 4th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
I'm working on zippers this winter. I'm afraid of them. Your bag is fab! The zebra is sticking out it's tongue : )
beafarhana
Dec. 4th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
LOL!
suzycat
Dec. 4th, 2011 04:21 am (UTC)
I do like the idea though and it looks funky. It will work well enough!

100 white zips, eh? You know, you could make a zip bedleh. I'm serious. I've always liked the idea of making a costume decorated with zips or buttons or....
beafarhana
Dec. 4th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
OMG don't go giving me more costume inspiration, I've got enough projects on my plate!
wigglewhiz
Dec. 4th, 2011 08:02 am (UTC)
I LOVE it! Zebra FTW!
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