Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A few small, zippered bags

As I mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to make a cosmetic bag. I was trying to use up the scraps I had left over from making the blue tote, and ended up doing some rather wonky piecing! I can't decide if I like it or not. But my 8 year old daughter decided she liked it and it would be great to hold her drawing things, which she takes everywhere we go.

For the inside, I made pockets and a divider.

 It's been great to have both our bags together, ready to grab and go out the door.

 I still needed a small bag for inside the tote, so I just did a simple bag, using up some old, favorite fabric on-hand.

For this one, I used fusible fleece, and really liked the outcome. It's soft, yet holds it's shape nicely.

This lead me to wanting to do some machine quilting, using the fusible fleece. I found THIS cute pouch on Moda Bake Shop which was perfect. I used charms from the Patisserie line by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda,  and quilted the seams with machine embroidery stitches.

To do this, I pieced the prints, fused them to the fleece, embroidered them, then added and fused on the bottom piece.

For the inside, I made two pockets for charge cards.

I did do the zipper differently than the tutorial, by adding tabs on the ends. I'm really happy with this one and already gave it away as a gift to a kind neighbour.

I have made another one, but I'll save it for the next post. There is something so satisfying about doing smaller projects! I'm sure I'll be making more of these in the future. It's such a great way to use up your scraps from other projects.

Thanks for dropping by and happy stitching!


Needled Mom said...

Beautiful! I love those zippered pouches.

mimi'sdarlins said...

These are all such great bags, and of course your workmanship is beautiful as always. I like the way you incorporated the pockets, looks like the side and bottom seams hold the pocket piece in place, a real time saver.