Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sewtopia Projects: Bags

Sewtopia was a month ago, and I'm finally getting around to posting about my projects I worked on and completed while there. I particularly enjoyed Sewtopia because there was very little structure. I was able to have huge blocks of time to just sew--something I get so rarely. I was thrilled with how much I got done. I finished piecing three quilt tops and completed four bags. I've already shared my Metro Twist quilt. Today I'm sharing pictures of my completed bags.

My Sewtopia accomplishments:

First off I made a clutch purse. I made one at Sewing Summit a few years ago, but wanted to try it again. I used an 3" x 8" frame and followed the pattern by Diane from Random Thoughts...do or die. Although I knew I could probably wing this one and figure out the sizing, I opted for a pattern. It's really nice having someone else take the guess work out of a project like this. I love how it turned out. I used Velveteen from Anna Maria Horner. It makes is so classy. I'll be making more.


I used grey Essex linen for the lining. 


And then there were yet more Sew Together Bags. Several months back I wasn't in the mood for sewing and instead took that time to cut out nine Sew Together Bags. It was a perfect project to take to the retreat! I had all the pieces prepped and ready to go. All the pieces, even the zippers, were together and ready in a Ziploc bag together. I grabbed three and completed each of them. It took all the stress out of holiday teacher gifts this year.




My son's teacher loves pink. I hope this isn't too pink! This fabric is very bright.






Teacher gifts--checked off the list!

6 comments:

  1. I have made 19 Sewtogether bags and I so enjoy picking out all of the fabrics. I wish I had 100 zippers at my fingertips because that's the part that slows me down. They are so much cuter with colored zips. Great job!

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  2. Those Sew Together Bags are absolutely AWESOME!! I sure wish I had time to make some for gifts and more importantly one for ME. I love that kind of bag with lots of zippers and bright colors. Of course, I have not mastered putting zippers into anything, but this would give me lots of practice, right. They are some lucky teachers for sure..

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  3. Oh wow, so cute bags! I love all your colour choices. I wish I could order one from you... And to have a zip-loc bag with all the pieces ready to sew. How cool is that. That's a sewing 'low' well used!

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  4. I love your bags! Could you tell me what fabric line you used that has the round type numbers and petals? I love it! Thanks, Kati! I love your new picture too!

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