So, when I confess something to you, you're likely to not believe that I could come from such a strong family history of sew-ers. I lacked a basic sewing skill and avoided patterns that required this skill for years. In fact, you may just quit reading this blog all together when I tell you my big secret.....
I've never sewn a zipper.
Mastering a zipper was on my list of "Sewing Resolutions" for 2011. (This was not an actual list; just one I made up in my head. :). In fact, a friend asked me earlier this year if I'd make her something with a zipper, and I had to turn her down because I was so terrified of them.
I ordered a few more patterns from Ali Foster, and one was the Lulu Clutch. I'd been eyeing this pattern for a while, but of course, was scared of the zipper. I got some confidence by reading her pattern description and bought a zipper today. In less than one hour, I had conquered my fears and successfully sewn a zipper!
This clutch will be available in my Etsy Shop soon. The fabric is from the Brother-Sister line at Hobby Lobby.