Saturday morning I got super exited and I wanted to create a personal pouch for my sewing tools. After learning the techniques at Molcush I thought that it would be an easy job. But it wasn’t really…
My first difficulty showed up when I chose the fabrics. For the outside I wanted the peach color, but for the inside I wasn’t firm about the choice.
When I saw the white fabric with red dots I knew right away it was a perfect combination, so I started cutting the fabrics. That’s when I figured that I didn’t actually have enough white fabric. After a couple of minutes I decided it would be smart to patch some of the pieces of the white fabric, to create a bigger piece that would fit my need.
The next step was ironing and it was very funny because I used a travel size iron. I have to say that I don’t have a real-size iron yet and I have to use the ‘toy’ one.
The second obstacle was sewing the zipper. Although I’ve done this many times, I still don’t know how to sew it right. I had to unrip the two stitches and do it one more time. It was a painful thing to do especially because I sew a pretty straight line that I was proud of.
After I redid the procedure (the right way this time!), I had to attach the zipper key. I learned that it’s better to cut the zipper, remove the key, sew it and after that to attach the zipper key back again. I was afraid of that moment mostly because I didn’t succeed at the sewing shop. After a few try-outs I did it!
Even if I thought that I would remember every single step that I followed in the sewing shop, when I was home I had a whole different experience. All the steps tangled in my head and all the process was a bit harder to do on my own.
After some break hours I came back home and got ready to finish my pouch. I set up my triplock (I learned here how it works) and completed the sewing process.
It was a hard day but I learned two important lessons: pay attention at the materials that you work with and be creative with the fabric that doesn’t fit (they could became perfect for what you need with some stitches).