Friday, April 5, 2013

More Project Bags

My friend Evelyn had a birthday the other day, and I'd promised to make her a project bag.  Of course, I couldn't resist making one for myself too!

Here are the two bags I ended up making for Evelyn:


The first one I made with some of my Makower London Icons and a solid blue fabric.  Inside is Michael Miller Quarter Dot in black:


Next up was Michael Miller French Toast in grey.  I just love this fabric - I bought a yard of each color and some coordinating polka dot prints last October when they were on sale.  I'd hoped to make them into a quilt, but could never figure out a pattern that would show this large print to its best advantage.  So I decided to cut into them for these bags.  The interior of this one is Michael Miller Citron Gray Huevos in gray.


And because that one turned out so nicely, I made myself one too, this time with Sorbet French Toast Aqua, lined with Quarter Dot Grey.  I have to say, this one is my favorite, which is a good thing because it made the other two easier to give away!


Of course, these were all made following Noodlehead's Open Wide Zippered Pouch tutorial.  Believe it or not, I still have to have it in front of me when I make these, otherwise I don't get the zipper in the right direction!

Have any of you tried this tutorial out yet?

18 comments:

  1. Gail, these are really cute! That London theme is so sweet - a great birthday present. Noodlehead's tutorial makes sewing these bags so easy, and now, seeing yours, I want to make myself another bag too :)

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    1. They are addicting, aren't they? I still intend to work my way through all of her tutorials, but I seem to be stuck on these bags for the moment!

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  2. These are lovely. My favourite is the one you made for yourself too. I must bookmark that tutorial.

    I have a tutorial I've been using for the little zipped purses I've made and I have to look at it every time when it comes to the zip.

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  3. Cute!!! You're tempting me to try these bags again! :)

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  4. Nope I haven't and I really must - they are GORGEOUS!!!

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  5. I've made a couple of these. I had a little trouble getting my boxed corners to line up perfectly on my interfaced sides, but it's due to my sewing skills (or lack thereof) and not the tutorial. I love the bags you made - the French Toast fabrics are such a great print!

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    1. I had trouble too at first. I've started sticking a long pin right into the seam from one side out through the other - I just keep poking around until the pin is going through the seam on both sides, then pin it in that position. This seems to work better for me.

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    2. Good idea - I'm trying that on my next one. Thanks!

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  6. OMG cuteness. I really want to make one of these so I can be project twins with you! :P

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    1. You need one for your knitting projects!

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  7. I have just pinned the tutorial for future use! I have a fat quarter waiting and ready...
    You WILL inspire me to actually pull out the sewing machine one day soon with your beautiful projects. soon.

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  8. I keep this tutorial to use it later ... the bags are beautiful! Great birthday ... I want to have a friend like you close to where I live ...

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  9. Hi Gail, I just wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for The One Lovely Blog Award/Very Inspiring Blogger Award. My apologies if you've received it before, but I love your blog and I wanted to reflect that with my choices.

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    1. Thank you, Sam! Honestly, I'm not sure if I've received this one before - I'm sadly inept at keeping up with this stuff! But I do appreciate the thought!

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