Zip, Zip Zip

The next project in the Home Ec lineup was hemming a pair of jeans. Stephen had gotten a steal on a nice pair of jeans, but they were REALLY long. (Which is probably why they were so cheap). He asked if I could hem them, and I said I should be able to, with the help of Home Ec. I practiced first on a pair of his old jeans, just in case I messed up, and I'm glad I did. Though the process itself was pretty easy, I learned I HATE, I mean LOATHE invisible thread. At least the stuff I bought. It was like fishing line, and it had a mind of its own. It wouldn't stay wound tight around the spool, so it kept getting knotted around the peg the spool sits on. After all those frustrations, I figured for future hemming jobs, I'd forgo the invisible thread and just use regular thread that matches the color of the pants.

So when I did Stephen's real pair of jeans, I used a navy thread and it worked great! You can barely see the stitches. And he looks awful handsome... I figured y'all could probably envision hemmed pants, so I didn't need to post photos.

The above Home Ec project is the zippered pouch. I can now say I have successfully installed a zipper! Of course, my color scheme involved red and turquoise again, and I used some super cool striped thrifted fabric for the outside. There's not a lot to say about this project - I thought it was pretty easy - I used my zipper foot which helped a lot. I think I'm going to make more of these in different sizes for all my stuff. You can never have too many pouches!