I made a Lil Cutie Pouch for one of the ladies that I work with. She really liked my tote bag fabric so I made the coin purse in the same fabric, except I used orange for the lining. At first I wasn’t sure if I would like the orange but I do.
With each zipper I sew, I feel like it gets easier and I find other little tricks. My newest trick is that my walking foot works better than the zipper foot. It fits right over the zipper and doesn’t shift the fabric as I sew. Who knew a walking foot could be used for so many things!
Another zipper tip is to always top stitch; it will help to keep the fabric out of the zipper and I think that top stitching adds more of an overall finished look. Also, I always use a longer zipper than needed and then cut it once it’s sewn to the fabric.
This was the first time that I added a label to a Lil Cutie Pouch and I was happy that it wasn’t too large for the small space. I am still using my Spoonflower labels and my only complaint is that I have to fold/iron the edges under so that they don’t fray.
Do you have any zipper tips that you want to share with others?