My Owl Family


I’ve been wanting to try my hand at doing a simple appliqué.  So I did….the result you see is above.  I think it looks pretty darn good other than in the pic on the right, I didn’t stay inside the circle far enough and so I barely caught the edge.  Now I’m itching to do something a tad more complicated.  Now I really wish I had an embroidery machine!

Now that I have ONE appliqué under my belt, I thought I would try it out on a real project.  Please excuse my hands in the picture and if you look close enough you’ll see powder residue.  I wear latex gloves when gluing cause I don’t like getting the glue on my fingers.  Please pardon any glue on the frame.   I’ve wiped it off since taking these pics.  So..there you see, my appliqué!!

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The next little item I put together was a zippered pouch!  Zippered pouches are like a love hate relationship.  I love them but hate the zipper part.  I’ve tried numerous ways to install the zipper ends, and no matter what I try my end result NEVER ends up looking like the tutorial I used.

Case in point.

zipper pouch

I used the Sew Minty: A Zipper Pouch Tutorial.  I followed the directions to the letter.  See those ends…I love that look very neat, not puckered..good job.

Mine…..not so good.


If you enlarge the picture, you can see the right side, where the zipper pulley is, is all puckered.  I even went back in and tried to do anything to ease the pucker.  I didn’t spend the time in setting up theses pics, so I apologize.

Overall, I like the pouch because I love the fabric and the construction of the pouch is really good.  I’m just not happy with the zipper.  Practice Practice Practice, is what I need to do.  🙂 In trying to make accessories for my owl bag, I added the antique brass swivel clip to match the bag I made yesterday! 🙂

There you have it…I used up the owl material.  I was able to salvage a few more round appliqués that I can use on other projects.  Now all I have to do is decide….what’s next?  🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Ali 🙂


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