Monday, October 06, 2014

Project Bag


Earlier in the year I stitched this pretty design by With Thy Needle and Thread, Forget Me Not Sampler, and I thought it would be perfect size to use on the front of a zippered project bag.  

I haven't made one of these before, and I have never sewn a zip into anything, so with a friend's help recently I had a go. I didn't follow any particular pattern or instructions but I did browse around a few sites and Pinterest to get a general idea.







I'm really happy with the result - it's quite a large size, I think the zipper was at least 16 inches long but I didn't sew it to any exact measurements.  The fabric is actually more teal, not as blue as these photos are showing.  So sewing a zipper in is not as scary as I thought it would be!

19 comments:

Elizabeth said...

This is gorgeous Katrina, you deserve to be feeling very pleased with yourself

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous....

Rowyn said...

It looks fabulous! Well done.

Xstitch Judith said...

beautiful stitching

Liliana Fornelos said...

Que linda, adorei o bordado, a cor, está maravilhosa.

Marilyn said...

That is so pretty.
You did a great job on it.
Congrats on your finish.
Marilyn

Kathy A. said...

Lovely job Katrina. I love the stitching added to the front.

Emma/Itzy said...

Beautiful finish!

Vickie said...

Good for you! What a great idea for that piece.

Melissa said...

Beautiful!

Anne said...

A wonderful, first project pouch with a very neatly sewed zipper!! Well done!

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful finish! I can't believe this is your first time installing a zipper. It looks excellent!

laceystitcher said...

I love what you did with the stitching bag - great job! I have thought about stitching up one as well, but just haven't tried it yet. I like to make my stitching into something other than always framing it. Happy stitching!

Pam in KS

Brenda A said...

Wow! That's a great idea! I wanted to make my own project bag but hadn't thought about adding something stitched! How lovely!!

Sally said...

Wow you made a fantastic job! It is beautiful.

Blu said...

It looks great!

Mmanka said...

Fabulous project bag! Love it very much!

Maggee said...

Great job making the project bag! MANY MANY years ago I used to sew clothes for my daughters and myself, and put a few zippers in, but they were NOT my favorite things. I MIGHT give it another try one of these days... Yours is so very nice! Hugs!

Andrea said...

A gorgeous stitching bag. Love the fabric.

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