Thursday, 26 January 2012

A Squash & A Squeeze



A bit of an epic fail today. I sat very tired last night stitching together the front of my i-Pad cover. I hand stitched this afternoon the front and the back whilst the twins played with their new My Little Pony toys from Sophie & Aunty Lianne *mwahhh* (thank you both so much - it kept my sanity this afternooon!!!)


This evening I again sat at my machine & it all started to go a little Pete Tonge. Firstly I stitched the front upside down. No biggie - I decided I could live with the patchwork towards the bottom rather than at the top of the pouch. Then I forgot to topstitch around the zip. This is the zip, by the way, which I had to stitch ends on to 3 times before I could get the iPad to slip easily through it - I should have foreseen the iminent problems there & then.

My precious grey & white dot by Michael Millar - love this print - must find more!
My straight line quilting - so happy with this & how it looked
Hand quilting with my gorgeous perle no. 8 cottons on my precious FQ of natural linen I had been coveting
I should have realised when I started to sew that I had sewn & hidden the zipper ends with my 1/4" seams (can you see where this is going???)

I definitely should have realised when I turned it all the right way around & realised just how much "space" the wadding takes up

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Yep - you got it - the iPad doesn't fit in it - I didn't give myself enough wiggle room.

Well, it does fit in if I really force it but it's nowhere near ideal. I think I shall take it with me to LA this time around but I will definitely have to make another upon my return

Gah! I am so frustrated with myself. I was so worried it would be too roomy and the Pad would slip around inside I obviously didn't give enough thought to the fact that it could be too small

Epic fail! Please reassure me that I'm not alone in making such mistakes???

4 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

Oh Sarah!!
If it fits, just, it's not a total fail, and it looks gorgeous!
But there is no such thing as too many pouches. Is it the zip that i the problem or the inside space? Maybe the wadding will squidge down a bit to make more room.

Diane-crewe said...

mark it up as what NOT to do ever again!! Find a new use for your wonderful bag...and start again xx (we ALL do this ...DO NOT believe the person who says it goes right every time xx)

Kelly said...

I have done it countless times! It's a gorgeous pouch :). I just got some of the ta dot in stone from pink castle fabrics :)

Paskiaq said...

I did the exact same thing with a case I was making for my husband's tablet, and I used my heavily hoarded echino fabric, so I can totally relate!