Friday, January 10, 2014

Decisions

I'm a very poor decision-maker. I'm anxious to sew something, but I guess I have too many choices. So much fabric!


And what you're seeing here is only what I have upstairs, that I've brought up with different things in mind, to see how they look in actual daylight. There's a ton of fabrics still in my sewing room.


And zippers!


So many possible combinations!


I have 3 bag patterns downloaded, printed, cut out and put together. But every time I decide on a fabric I want to use for one, and finally settle on a lining fabric I want to put with it, then I don't have a zipper in the right color/length to go with them. Yeah, out of all those zippers. That's where I am right now. I may have to make another trip to Zipit.com. Or choose a different project, like the one in the last photo above. Those will work... although I'm not sure what to use for the lining in that one. Aack! Somebody decide for me, will you?!

6 comments:

annie dee said...

Thanks for the ZipIt link. I find myself buying zippers one at a time at fabric stores and paying an arm and a leg for them. I am eager to to treat myself to a box full!! Can't help with your fabric choices except to say I do love the last photo - the black (or blue?) and the dark zipper. Ooh. What's that going to be?!?! Enjoy!

Grandma G said...

You will love ZipIt! It's sooo much cheaper than buying one at a time from a store! Shipping is very fast, too. The only hard part (for me, anyway) is deciding what to buy! :)

That last fabric is green/blue/black. You'll just have to wait and see what it becomes! ;) Maybe I'll have to do that one first. See there? You DID help!

pinkhairedloli said...

I just recently dared to use a zipper for the very first time, so your zipper stash slightly terrifies me.

I like the green fabric at the bottom of your second picture. Hard to compare from the two photos but it might be suitable lining. :)

Grandma G said...

That green fabric would be perfect for the lining... if it weren't part of the bedspread the pile is lying on. :) I do have a somewhat similar one that I'd love to use, but there's not quite enough of it, unfortunately. And that green in the pile to the right is a brushed denim, so too heavy. Right now I'm thinking a solid tan. Not ideal, but it'll work. I hate to buy 'more' fabric!

Zippers are not to be feared! Especially in bags. I love putting zippers in bags! I hope your first experience was a good one.

Live a Colorful Life said...

So my question is what kind of zipper foot do you use? Lately that has been my biggest problem. I HATE the zipper foot on my Elna. So I ordered one that seems more like I was used to when I first started sewing. Any chance you can take a picture of your zipper foot with your super duper new camera and email it to me? No rush...

Grandma G said...

It's the one that came with my Kenmore 43 years ago. :) I'll take that pic soon!