Last summer my daughter saw some patterns for zipper cases in the quilt shop, so she asked me to sew a large one for her for a Christmas gift. I gulped. I didn't think I could ever sew anything like that. Nevertheless I bought a pattern and some fabric...and procrastinated.
Earlier this month I attempted sewing a zipper case for my Secret Sister, because she wasn't expecting one. If I failed, I wouldn't send it. Although I had to significantly change some aspects of the pattern, everything worked out and it actually looked like a zipper case! It even worked like a zipper case!
Thus I sat down late Christmas Eve afternoon, while my kids were at work and my husband was busy studying, to sew my daughter's Christmas present. I had just finished my husband's Christmas present, which I shall share later.
A few weeks ago my daughter wanted to go shopping with me to choose the fabric. I assured her not only did I already have her fabric, but that she would love it. Purple is her favorite color. She likes traditional. Flowers are good. I bought the pink and purple for the fashion fabric. I had bought the yellow at the same time for a later zipper case for her, but while digging for a lining fabric I didn't realize I needed, well...I settled on the yellow. The lavender toile was for the nterlining, because I don't like modern man made products as the pattern suggested. I always prefer using a fabric lining.
Two hours later I had a zipper case!
She wants to store her gel pens in here.
The zipper actually works!
She loved it!
The ribbon tab I borrowed from her stash...
It will be fun to hear what her classmates say!