Monday 12 July 2021

Putting things in bags

     I have been making lots of bags recently, small, and medium sizes mostly and at last, after much practice I can put in a zip straight! I have learned to put tabs on the zip ends and the best bit is finding the right beads to tie on the zipper pull. That’s my favourite bit! Here are some made from small pieces of fabrics I have loved….. First of all I liked the idea of a gardener’  rescue bag, it could be filled with seeds, hand cream, some new gloves, all things I would use myself.

Then I thought about sponge bags or do you call them wash bags? I used a white shower curtain fabric to line the insides to make them waterproof. If you try this use quilters clips rather than pins to hold edges together so you don’t make holes in the plastic inside fabric.

There are some great how to do it videos on YouTube done by some very kind and generous stitchers who show their methods. 

And I must admit I have enjoyed photographing each bag with things from home to show their size and possible use.

Look at these cute Dolly Mixture beads, just perfect for the decoration. Dolly Mixtures are children's’ sweets in the UK, I don’t know if you have them in other countries.

Here’s the last one:

I think this one is my favourite, I made it thinking about going to the beach, now we just need better weather …..

I hope the post looks right on your computer, hasn’t Blogger changed recently and I’m still trying to find my way around all the buttons! Maybe it doesn’t suit my tablet either!

Happy weekend everyone who reads this, it’s the football final tomorrow so we are holding our breath and crossing our fingers and toes, but good luck Italy too,

Kind regards, 

1 comment:

Jo said...

What a fantastic collection. You have certainly mastered the zip. Jo xxx