Dusting off the sewing machine- Project Bag

4 Aug

Today was kind of a lazy day in this house, I slept in, did a little bit of cleaning, Skype’d with my husband, and broke out the sewing machine! I decided I needed a project bag because the two I have are just not enough lately, I seem to be having a hard time staying monogamous with my WIP’s. I loved some of the bags I saw in Seattle, even purchased the one larger bag I mentioned in an earlier post, but I have a really hard time justifying purchasing simple project bags that I could make myself so much cheaper.

pocketI used the same pattern from my first bag, and the same basic steps to finish it. This time, I used fat quarters and failed to pay attention to the instructions, “cut 2 of each color” which were clearly written on my pattern.
So I had to pull out another set of fat quarters and I actually kind of like the chaos of so many different fabrics. I also made an interior pocket to hold notions.
bagprogress

For the outside, I found some cute cheetah print velvet ribbon which I overlaid unto a strip of the bright red fabric and used a zigzag stich for just a little extra somethin’ somethin’.

All in all, I am really happy with how this one turned out! At a dollar per fat quarter, and some change for the ribbon and thread, this bag cost less than $5 to make. I am really digging this pattern- I like the tied top because I can just tie it to my pursehandle for easy transport, or hang it from a chair in public to hold the yarn while I knit. If you have made any project bags what are your favorite patterns? I would love to check them out- I don’t want my sewing machine to get too dusty again.
bagoutside

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