See, this is why I used a more reliable method.
Here it is pre-zipper and with all the extra strings dangling off.
Here are 2 notes from the front lines: first, make your pouch length (from left to right) longer than it needs to be and second, sew your zipper such that when it is zipped, the back of the zipper doesn’t hang off. I tried my hand at MS Paint drawing purely for your amusement.
See how the zipper ends before the pouch does, and how it’s hanging off in the back? Don’t do this.
I exploited the zipper hang-off by using it as an anchor to sew my ghetto-ass “wrist strap,” i.e. a bit of bias tape that happened to be in the same shade of yellow as my ruffle and didn’t need its edges finished. I literally sewed that on haphazardly with the machine for a good 5 minutes.
Here it is propped poetically against the machine whence it came. See the messy threads?
Ready to see the finished product?
I don’t know what’s better, my photography skills or my post-processing with MS Photo Manager skills.
If you look closely you can see the pouch in action—right behind that $5 martini from Lucille’s!
What do you guys think? Would it have been easier to just buy one?
Edit: The ever so kind Ratz from What Can I Say! Has awarded me once again, this time with the One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks, Ratz!