This weekend… I made carrots

Freshly picked from the garden, the carrot pouches are back. After originally making them our of orange cord (the color was great but couldn’t find more of the fabric), switched to ecological leather (the curvy shape of the carrot was turned into ugly corners), then to felt (nice but I didn’t like the finish – maybe with better felt) – I am now making them in cotton.

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And I am pretty satisfied with the result. ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t know why I didn’t make these before, it’s a pleasure to sew them and everybody seems to like them – but keep those bunnies away, I beg you.

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One cool thing about this project was using basting before sewing the zipper on. I wanted a perfectly curbed zipper. No mistakes, no corners, just soft, perfect curves.

Normally I just pin it and sew. I don’t like to sew over the pins so normally I just take the pins out as I sew. If you’re working on a small project like this one doing that may cause your lines to go bazooka, thus making the perfect curves a long forgotten dream.

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I am getting a bit ahead of myself with all this blown-up words and clichรฉs, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, I dared my laziness and pinned, then hand basted and what a success. I am very happy with the result. It takes 30 seconds more to baste every piece but it’s much more easier to sew afterwards and the result is: perfection!