My first needle shattered into 4 pieces (one of which I think is still embedded in the seam allowance somewhere!). I was going to save all the 'how I did it' details for my reveal post, but let's just say at this particular point there were 16 layers including 4 of batting!! I thought there were 14, but on a re-count it went up to 16, so I guess it was no surprise.
The second needle objected to the end of the zipper getting in the way; like they do.
But I have gone on to handstitch and neaten up both ends of the zip, because they were looking a bit roapy, and that took a good couple of hours; and once I get some more needles, I only have to box the corners and sew the lining closed.
|Before I sorted the zip ends.|