Sunday, February 10, 2013

Triple Zip Along!

 Or should it be Clash of the Titans?

This is my finished Triple Zip from Debbie's Triple Zip Along - here.
I decided to use Tula Pink and Kaffe Fasset prints with a bit of grey linen to finish off the top. I love many of the prints from both designers and instead of clashing thought they actually played well together in this little zippy purse. I chose contrasting zips and boy does that lime yellow green look yellow in this pic! Really- it does accent one of the colors in the Tula print well- see the bottom edge of the pouch about 2/3's to the right? And you can see it on the back :)
I have to admit, this took me a bit more time than I anticipated. I was seeing many bloggers say it took them approx 1 hour. I initially was going to sew with grey thread but it was 30 wt and my machine did not like it at all vomitted it right back up --  in huge amounts! So moving forward, I cleaned out my bobbin (found just a bit of lint :0 ) and changed needles.  I also changed back to 50wt in a beautiful turquioise. I love that color. I knew that it would show any bit of crooked stitching that I did but hey, this is for me so I went for it! Ok all set.
After all that everything went well until I got to the finishing step. I followed Debbie's tutorial and then switched over to MarciGirls alternative ending -- just because it has alot of pics and I am very visual and learn better that way :)
So sewing along I finished up the sides and turned it right side out and found that I had not adjusted the sides to put the top zipper on top! And you know what--it STILL LOOKED GREAT! So from every mistake, ya learn something. This mistake put two zips on front and one on back (grey at top and turquoise on back) -- I could have left it that way and it would have been totally usable -- and I could see how you could use a zip on back just to keep something in a seperate pocket. But this little zippy pouch was not going to get the best of me lol! And this is Debbie's tutorial, and I didn't want to hijack it, so I spent some time with my seam ripper and unpicked it and repositioned the zips. Mine finished at 5in x 7 in.
 I am very happy with my finished Triple Zip!
 I can totally see making more of these---what great gifts! And I have seen many little bits and pieces to try-- like boxing the bottom, and adding a D ring tab on the side! What a fun stitch along! You still have time to get in on the fun and prizes! You must post a pic by Feb 15 to the Flickr group to be eligible for prizes.
Happy Stitching!
Edited to add a couple of better pics - the lighting last evening was horrid ;)  



  1. Wow, it turned out great! Awesome that you took the time to unpick it and redo it in order to have perfection! Good going!

  2. oh dear - sorry about the snafus along the way, but it did turn out very very nice! LOVE your fabric choices inside and out & I can only imagine how great that limey zip looks in person! Thanks so much for joining in!!

  3. Kudos for peseverence, your pouch turned out great, Ginny!! Love your fabric choices too!

  4. Where can I find the pattern for this zip pouch?

    Peggy in NJ

    1. Hi Peggy! This was through Debbie at A Quilters Table and she had a Flickr group with instructions here:
      there is also another discussion thread of tips and tricks that is very helpful in the same group. It includes and alternative ending by Marci Girl that I found very helpful. Thanks!


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