Wednesday, 6 August 2014

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #270

Here we are. Wednesday again already. In fact last Wednesday passed me by. Not much crafting was going on around here. The Mechanic had a week off work and we got a few niggly jobs done around the house and had a couple of days out.

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This week it’s been a case of grabbing the table when I can. When it’s not full of Summer Art projects, or games of Carcassonne, or sometimes even food. This was actually Monday afternoon while I was cooking dinner. I managed to get the pieces cut (and find the right length zips) for a couple of different things I want to make….

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….and this was yesterday afternoon, again while cooking dinner. I’m trying to get over my fear of zips and find the best way to sew them on some smaller projects. I find it quite tricky to get the stitching an even distance away from the teeth on both sides, but I’m getting better as I get used to the foot on this machine. Hoping to get another chance at the table, later today, to finish it off.

For now, it’s over to Julia’s to join the party. See you there.

15 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ah, the zip foot - a blessing and a curse! I am getting better at using it but a successful outcome is definitely not a given! Do you tack your zips in before you sew? I know I'm supposed to, but I just wing it with pins....cough... ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 26 xx

Lynda Beazley said...

I have a sewing machine lurking under my craft desk somewhere! I have to admit I'm a little scared of it and have only learnt very basic sewing so good on you for practising!
Have a happy week
Lynda B 28

Sandra said...

Now where was it and in which magazine recently about zips. Oh Fi, when it comes to me I'll share it with you. But the article was very good, as I too was really struggling with zips on the seat pads I made recently.

Linda said...

Great idea to practise on smaller items! Good luck:)

Sandra said...

Yes Fi, that's right , it was in the Love Sewing magazine. Good luck

Sian said...

Zips. My nemesis. I think that's why I have enjoyed doing quilt squares :)

Best of luck!

Laura said...

Well done on the zip phobia. I still haven't attempted one...
Happy Wednesday
Laura
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KraftyKaren said...

So far I have never had to put a zip in, in fact I avoid a pattern that has a zip LOL!! So well done for practising. Maybe I ought to try something simple like a cushion cover and see how I get on!!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Pretty makes going on. I know what you mean about holidays, seems so much going on even when we're supposed to be chilling!! Take care Zo xx 57

Kate said...

I can't even manage to sew in a straight line, so it looks to me like you are doing an amazing job with those zips!

~Kate~ #39

Chrysalis said...

Well done for tackling zips - you're a braver woman than me! Take care, Chris # 5

Christine said...

Never owned a zipper foot - use velcro wherever possible!!

Bishopsmate #47

Shaz Brooks said...

Use of zips is what has always thrown me when sewing! I can never get them to sit straight. I do have a zipper foot, I think I'm just zip challenged, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #17 xxx

Mrs.D said...

Ah zips, where ever possible I try to put them in a seam that I can lay flatand then do any pther construction seams later.
Love your pretty material, are making anything special or just perfecting the zip techniques.
keep at it.
Chris #6

Miriam said...

Ooooh these look nice Fiona.