Friday, October 17, 2014

2 x Fat Quarters + 1 Zip = ????

Why, lovely project bags of course:




They are just the perfect size for my yarn and needles for sock knitting, but I have also made them for family members who use them as washbags, makeup bags etc.




 They measure about 9" long x 4.5" x4.5".  I like to add a co-ordinating zip (it is a great way to use up odd zips that I don't know what else to do with!) and a zipper pull made with beads.




I absolutely love these - I have another (cough, cough) six cut out and ready to sew, and more than twenty (what??  How many??) matched up pairs of fat quarters and zips.  It's an addiction I tell you.  I can't help myself :)

8 comments :

  1. Love them! What pattern did you use?

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    1. It's actually a pattern that I developed (bodged together!) myself, but this (http://www.trulymyrtle.com/2012/03/box-bag-tutorial.html) is very similar. I don't like to have any exposed or serged seams, so the raw edges are all hidden. It is a little fiddly - but for me, it is worth it. If you are not so concerned (and I know that I have issues!!) this (http://www.mommybydaycrafterbynight.com/2012/05/boxy-travel-bag-tutorial.html) is very straightforward. Have fun - let me know how you get on!

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  2. Well, you could definitely be addicted to something worse! It is fun to match up all the co-ordinating elements. I particularly like the racey animal print one - if giving as gifts, it must be fun to match the recipient's personality, too :)

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    1. It is fun matching fabric to recipients - I have some footy fabric to make one for my father - he is a Liverpudlian - and the fabric has players wearing red shirts. It will be perfect for his trip back to the UK next month!

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  3. Very Nice. I especially love your beaded zipper pulls, it really takes the bag to the next level. Definitely something I will shamelessly copy from you! ♥

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  4. What great boxy bags. I love the fabrics you used!

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  5. They are beautiful! I particularly like the one with the house fabric. I agree that the little trinkets add a lot of charm. Beautifully stitched too!

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  6. These bags are adorable...and so practical. You did a beautiful job sewing them. They look as if they'd be a lot of fun to make.
    Cheryl

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