The mistake I made was I got lazy! Ugh, lazy gets me every time. When I sat down to sew, the zigzag (standard) foot was still on my machine, and instead of taking 2 seconds--literally 2 seconds!--to clip on my 1/4" foot (I use my 1/4" foot for zippers), I thought it would be ok to use it just baste the one side of the zipper to the lining.
Which would have been ok if I was careful to make sure the left side of the foot was riding over the zipper teeth. Instead it slipped down next to the teeth and started pushing the zipper away from the edge of the fabric. Here you can see how the zipper is up higher on the left side because it wasn't lined up with the fabric edge anymore:
It's also not a huge mistake and no one but me would probably have noticed if I hadn't mentioned it here. But I wanted to tell you about it so you don't have to do it too.
This pouch is lined in turquoise ticking backed with a layer of fusible fleece:
Is it obvious I'm doing a little organizing around here? It's kind of never ending, but the change to feeling like it is really fall now has inspired me to change things up in my sewing and work space. Which means some deep cleaning and looking for new homes for some things.
So I have a LOT of glassine bags because they come in large lots. They are great for shipping things, storing items, party favors, etc. Maybe you could use a little stash yourself?
There are 3 sizes and I have them listed in lots of 100 (contact me if you would like a different amount):