I’m not sure how describe this month’s sewing – it is a fold out tray that zips up into a box shape that I made for an online challenge of “something with a zip”.
The pattern is based on the free Zola Pen Case, but I shorten it by an inch to make it less like a pencil case. I also omitted the snap on the end of the zip and just sewed the zip to the base to make the handle.
I did try it with a bound zip as per the instructions, but I didn’t like the contrast fabric and zip I initially chose, so I replaced them with a lace zip.
Even though I cursed all the unpicking at the time, I am pleased that I went with the lace zip.