Saturday, March 07, 2015

Finish: Project Bag

Sigh. All your marveling at my energy and sticktoitiveness (deeply appreciated, btw) was no match for the sewing machine. As you know projects that are sewn often take me aeons longer than they should. I have set-backs with bobbins and the machine just being generally unhappy with me. Today it was the thread. It just ran out. Who runs out of black thread? Well, it probably wouldn't have run out if I hadn't dropped the bobbin, breaking it in half and rendering it useless, and of course, using up black thread. Here's where I got:

This is the tutorial I'm using.

If you'd like to do something similar but with two zipper pockets or three! the interwebs have you covered. You might prefer a slightly different shape.

And if the part that freaks you out is installing the zipper, check out this tutorial.

Of course you can make other types of bags like a tote bag or a purse or a sweet bag.

Okay, after a trip to Joann's tomorrow, I will sit back down and knock this one out. Because I do need another finish for tomorrow! I've got 31 projects to show.

11 comments:

Beth said...

I like how the swirls around the heart are repeated in the fabric you are using. Grrrr! Sewing machines, that's what I say!

Stitchinowl said...

You are too funny! You are putting too much pressure on yourself, and are making some people (me), who are procrastinators, nervous. :) The design is very pretty.
Carolyn

Linda said...

Cute design Nikki.

Linda

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sewing machines and me don't really play nicely together. I do like a nice project bag though, much better than the plastic wallets I use.

KimM said...

My sewing machine and I wrestle with each other at times...I like your project bag...
xxx

Thoeria said...

Oh my goodness Nikki....now I'm starting to feel positively nervous! All this energy and productiveness!! It's making me positively shamefaced!
Another fantastic finish!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Very nice job - especially with the problem machine 😗.

Margaret said...

That's so frustrating. Looks good so far though. Thanks for the links -- the zipper tutorial is one I need. If I ever get the courage to try sewing things with zippers, that is. lol!

Melody said...

I have a trepidation with sewing machines, and sewing skills in general. Good luck on completion. I'm not sure I will be brave enough to try a zipper, but thanks for the link.

Justine said...

Thanks for all the links. I would love to attempt a project bag, unfortunately I have the same problem with my sewing machine as you have with yours. They must have come off the same production line.

Kerri said...

Looks good so far! I like the 2 zip bag you linked to and might give one of those a try. I don't like to put my scissors in with my project so this would work better than a single envelope type.