Saturday, March 19, 2016

Merrily stitching away...

on more bags!  Thursday night I spent a little bit of time cutting out a Ramona bag by Swoon patterns and then yesterday got to stitching and before too long, had this:

I didn't have as much fabric as needed to follow the pattern fully, so made a few modifications and it works out fine!

Today I'm back to work on duffel number 3

Not enjoying sewing with this particular fabric as much, but is coming along and should be a finished product soon.  And then later today I plan to get a few more laundry bags put together.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

More bags!

I'm having a lot of fun working on bags right now!  I did finish my Dallas Vintage Duffel number 2 over the weekend:

and the lining:

and then I put together a quick Noodlehead Open Wide pouch:

and then on Sunday I put together a pair of Runaround bags:

and then yesterday I received the hardware I ordered from 2 Minutes 2 Stitch and got started on Dallas Duffel number 3:

and that's what I've been up to the past few days! 

Thursday, March 10, 2016


For a long time, I was afraid of sewing with zippers (might have something to do with one of the first times I tried I broke several needles, long story), but I've progressed (a little).  Now I see zippers as another part of a project (not the part I'm usually the most thrilled about, but I don't avoid them).  After sewing the Runaround bag and the Dallas duffel last weekend, I'm feeling more comfortable working with zippers.

So yesterday I decided I wanted to try the Triple Zip pouch and here are the results:

not the best, but definitely not bad.  Not sure how it got so wonky, but oh well, I'll definitely try it again!  And then today, I got back to work on the next Dallas duffel:

and let me tell you...that's the best looking zipper pocket I have ever made!  Far from perfect, but compared to others I have done, it looks fantastic!

Now I need to buy more zippers!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A month of bags...

March may just be the month of bags for me...over the weekend I put together this duffel:

using the Swoon Dallas Vintage Duffel pattern.  And then had to go get fabric and supplies for two more.    This is a great pattern, a fairly stress free sew (it made me get more acquainted with my zipper foot...and more zippers...which I guess is a good thing).  All in all, I really enjoyed putting this one together.  Sunday evening I managed to get 95% of the pieces cut out and interfaced for one:

now I just need to get the fusible fleece piece done and I can start assembly.   I have also had a hard time finding the proper hardware for these bags, so I ordered some and hope it shows up soon.  I'll post more about that later.   I'm hoping to have the two finished in the next two weeks.

I also put together a Lazy Girl Runaround bag, another fantastic, and fast sew.

I need to finish at least two more of these over the next two weeks.  And then, last but not least, I need to get at least 5 (preferably 8) new laundry bags (using Jeni Baker's drawstring bag pattern), over, you guessed it, the next two weeks.

I'm excited for all of these bags, and just hope I get them done for when they are needed!