It is always fabulous to learning some new, and for me it was zips! Zips scare me - or at least the idea of sewing in a zip scares me (a real fear of zips could lead to difficulties in the trouser-doing-up-department and no one wants that!). So today was brilliant for me! That is what is so great about about having your own shop - you can arrange for courses that you really want to go on!
So today was "Playing with Zips" with the lovely Kathleen Dague. I learnt how to deal with a centred zip, a concealed zip and a lapped zip! And I even know what to do with 2 more of those strange feet that came with my sewing machine - result! Kathleen provided us with practice zips and calico, as well as detailed written instructions so I am 'pretty' sure I will be able to recreate it on my own.
So we had a go with those three zips, and then used two fat quarters to make up an adorable costmetic bag using a centred zip. Here is mine...
The ladies on the course had a great time, and the Dundee cake went down a storm!