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Monday, April 08, 2013

Design Wall Monday - 4/8/13

It was a busy weekend which didn't afford me as much sewing time as I had wanted. As Erin said, such is the life of a volunteer (fireman). Oh well...

What I did manage to accomplish was making a few zippered bags.

The 4 on the top left are finished and the bottom two are still in the works. The bag on the top right will have a box bottom but I need to find some embellishments for it first.

I'm thinking a trip up to the city craft stores might be fun in the next couple weeks. That and I only have 1 sewing machine needle left and it's not even my "usual" brand. I think I only broke 3 over the weekend and it was mainly from not paying attention while changing feet and needle positions back and forth.

Several people have asked what patterns I use for my zippered bags:

I'm at the point now where I can really make the bags in my sleep but I still need the cutting dimensions from the patterns. I highly recommend these patterns if you don't own them already!


sue said...

I love these patterns too and it's so fun to pick out the fabrics! They were my first attempt at zippered bags and like you I broke needles because I forgot to change the feet! I'm slow to learn!

Ruth said...

I haven't put in a zipper in maybe 40 years! But I love your little bags. Hmmmm. Maybe I'll do one and see if I can manage it.

Janet O. said...

I think it has only been 9 years since I put in a zipper, but it seems like 40! I like the little bags and do think it would be fun to choose fabrics--but don't get me started on another obsession. Quick--hide the patterns!! : )

Me and My Stitches said...

I've never put in a zipper, but everyone says it is easy!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Very cute patterns - love the little one-zip clutches - and such fun with fabric/color play.