July 24, 2014

More Zip and Go Bags From More Swatches






I spent time going through all of the upholstery fabric swatches I got, rolled them up and displayed them in a basket...well actually 2 baskets.  I found these cute baskets at JoAnn's for 70% off.  How could I leave them?  I knew I had a use for them.  I just didn't know exactly what at the time.




I have so many swatches  that I pulled 3 that I liked and decided to make more Zip and Go Bags from a pattern by Erin at Dog Under My Desk.  The swatches are big enough for the front of the bag.  I used a faux leather on the back and the adjustible straps.

Here is the first one.





I used a black and white polka dot for the interior.



I used a checkerboard fabric for the second one.





I used an orange for the interior.




The last one is some selfish sewing I did for me.  My last few bags have been red.  Unfortunately, they weren't for me.  So this red zip and go is mine.  I love this bag for quick trips.  It holds just enough.






This is what the back of all 3 bags looks like.



I am getting ready for The Main Street Festival next month.  The first 2 bags will go there.

11 comments:

  1. What yummy bags, especially your red one!! I have that pattern... must give it a go soon! Where did you have your labels made, if you don't mind my asking?

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    1. Thanks, you need to try this pattern. I widened the strap on this bag to match my hardware. I purchased these labels from http://www.worldwidelabelstore.net/ but the wait time was 4-6 weeks so you have to be patient.

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  2. I'm seeing alot of this pattern around the web and it's really growing on me. Your bags turned out just great!!!!!!!!!!!! I just recently came across a tutorial for a bag like this one but with one zipper so I may just give that a go when I finish all the other things on must do list.

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    1. Thanks, Maria. I love this bag when I just want to take a few things with me and leave my hands free. It is a very comfortable bag to wear and fun to make. I put my phone in the smaller lower pocket and everything else in the top pocket. Works well for me.

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  3. Good luck on your festival.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. This one is outside. It gets very hot in Ohio in August!

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  4. Great Bags! You will sell them well. Do you use the recommended interfacing? I have the pattern but somehow haven't tried it yet. I know she makes great patterns.

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    1. Thanks, Norma. On these bags, I used the lining fusible interfacing but not the strap or bag fusible interfacing because of the thickness of the fabric. I also used the sew in interfacing she recommends. When I make this out of quilting cotton ot even lightweight home dec, I use all of the interfacing she suggests.

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  5. Love those baskets and a great deal you got. They do look great with all your little rolls of fabric. Good for you making yourself a bag too and I hope you sell all your bags at the show.

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  6. Thanks, Daryl. Thought this would be a good bag to wear to keep money,etc. on me, instead of laying in a box that I have to worry about.

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