The very first ‘My Own Version’ craft for this blog: A Zip-Up Tetrahedron Coin Purse!!!
I found this unique purse tutorial over this blog (Craft Passion) and since then, I planned to make one. Believe me, I bought the materials last year but it was only until yesterday that I remembered I have something to finish.
And so it was finished.
I have encountered a lot of difficulties crafting this little money holder that looks like wrapped rice dumplings (or “eee-buuus” in our dialect) given that I haven’t used my sewing skills since last year. The last craft I can remember I did was the layered lacy black top over here.
The challenges I had were the making of the base curve and the finishing of the top part. Maybe I did not understand the instructions quite well? Or was I just too bored to care to read and understand them when I can look over the pic or just figure out the whole thing by myself?
Though I’m a visual person, I find the pictures on the tutorial as not really very helpful (I’m sorry but you need to spoon-feed me). If only a video tutorial is present, that’ll be a great relief then.
Nevertheless, after about four to five hours of sedulously following a set of instructions I can’t quite understand, getting needle pricks that I couldn’t count already (are my fingers getting numb?) and of painstakingly ‘back-stitching’ the ribbon to the zipper, I’m happy that I was able to have a finished product.
It’s not perfect but – nice one for a first-timer!!!
After completing this year-old project, I have a lot of ideas swirling through my head: make a video tutorial, make my own improved tutorial, make my own version, sell these purses and commit to a 52-week craft challenge.
Yikes! I hope it wouldn’t take ten years before I can materialize these plans!!!
Happy crafting everyone! #creativemode