This sewing companion is filled with zippered pockets, and one of them is embellished with a decorative zipper pull. Using a Micron Pigma pen, the stitchery design was traced onto a piece of background fabric which had already been prepared with a piece of weaveline on the back. (Weaveline is a fusible lightweight interfacing that is fused to the wrong side of the background fabric. It gives fabric a bit of "body" and prevents "shadowing" of threads). As you can see, I'd fussy cut a piece of fabric for the back half of the zipper pull. Once the embroidery was completed, I pressed it on the WS and then cut out along the drawn line. I'd bought these plastic domes and the zipper attachments several months ago online from Little Quilt Store...
...the 2 halves were slip stitched together along the edge, with the clasp held between the 2 halves. These pictures show the back and the front of the zipper pull. Detailed instructions on how to make these are in the original pattern, by Lynette Anderson. This really was much simpler to make than I thought it would be, and it really does look so pretty. Now I've finished this, it can be attached to the zipper, and the sewing companion will be ready for a photoshoot!
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