Sunday, November 22, 2015

Somebody Stop Me…



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Because I’m just getting started! Making these small zip bags is so easy and so much fun that I can’t stop. Plus I was housebound for about a week as my husband and I both caught whatever cold is going around, and it really slowed me down. I saw the pouches first on Robbie’s Paw Prints and Creatology blogs. Both offered the link for the Shabby Fabrics how-to video. They make a perfect little gift for pretty much anyone as they can store sewing notions, pens and markers, art supplies, make up- you name it. And you can personalize them by using theme fabrics. I’ve got my eye on several more prints that I might want to use. One quilting friend and her husband raise Thoroughbred race horses, so the scenic fabric of horses coming down the stretch suits her. The other two are just lively colorful prints I thought would look good.


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I found a source for zippers that I really like- the price is right, and the color choices are wide ranging. Zipit is an Etsy shop and along with my order of ten 14” zippers, they sent this cute little attachable zipper pull as a freebie. I might need more of these.  As you can see in the photo below, I’ve still got plenty of zippers to choose from. The hard part was selecting colors. I like how the top-stitch foot for the Bernina helps with a neat edge along the zipper tape. But I do have some things to learn still about boxing corners in these little bags. A couple were not as straight as they should have been. I’ll have more opportunities to practice though! 


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7 comments:

sonja said...

absolutely doable adorable!! did you put interfacing on both front and lining? metal zippers? will watch it again as i think about an ornament that might go inside as a giftie as well! thanks!

Nancy said...

They are so cute and what a perfect gift. I must admit I hate putting in a zipper. I've done tons of them but I never know if it's going to be 'pretty' or not....I love all the colors that are available through this source. It certainly gives you lots of options.....I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving....

Robbie said...

You did a great job, Nancy!!! These are adorable! I love your fabrics...I had to stop after making seven! HA And putting in the zipper is a piece of cake, isn't it! Nicely done!!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I realize you think these were easy, but to me they look simply INTIMIDATING to me. Had to laugh at you, though. You make it look and sound so easy. If only I had your skill set! Great job with some lovely fabric.

Irene Thayer said...

Amazing post! You have a wonderful blog:)
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sharonmas said...

This makes me want to learn how to sew! Now I gotta learn how to lay in a zipper!

Createology said...

I love your bags and the colors and zippers are really fun. This is such a wonderful way to share the JOY of handmade. Christmas Bliss...