Fussy Cut Scrap Zipped Bag


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And just when I was getting my scraps under control….. I ended up with all of these… from all that fussy cutting last week.

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I laid out a few of the larger pieces.

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And ended up with this.

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At first, I was going to make yet another mug rug. But decided to make my first little zippered bag instead. I know most of you HATE working with zippers. I don’t hate them but I rarely sew with them. My problem is that every time I want to use one, it is either too short or too long for whatever I am making. Just so happened this time the zipper was perfect for the scraps I had pieced together.

I used this striped fabric for the back.

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For the inside pocket, I pieced together more scraps and added a lime polka dot.

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For the lining, I used my “go to” fabric. Black polka dots.

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This zippered bag wasn’t hard to make just slow going since it was my first one and I wasn’t 100% sure what I was doing. I used my walking foot to quilt the front. Just straight lines. And used my double sided zipper foot to sew the zipper. It worked great!!

After sewing the zipper, I flattened the bag, stitched all around, leaving an opening. Just large enough for my hand to fit inside so I could pull the inside out.

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I hand stitched the opening. Poked out the ends. And done!!

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I pieced together more “tops” from my fussy cut left overs. I will probably make more zippered bags. The next ones will be slightly different. I know of a couple of areas I could improve on. I need the practice.

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This is my favorite.

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It will take a month to work through my fussy cut bag of scraps.

And speaking of fussy cuts… those extra ones I cut.. I put the names of those who left a comment saying they wanted them in a basket. Hubby pulled one name. Nicole. Hey, Nicole!! Please send me your name and address so I can get the 2 1/2″ squares in the mail. Thanks much. And thank you, everyone, for leaving a comment. :D


Linking up to…

http://conniekresin.blogspot.com/2012/04/linky-party-tuesday_30.html

http://sewhappygeek.co.uk/index.php/2012/04/30/manic-monday-linky-party-35/

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4 comments on “Fussy Cut Scrap Zipped Bag

  1. Deb says:

    That little bag is so cute. I have that on my to-do list this year- I want to make a little zipper “wallet” for my change, cards, cash… Right now I have a tiny little woven fabric one from Guatemala. It does the trick, but its tiny! My bank cards and such barely fit in it with my loose change.

  2. Carol says:

    These are so cute!! Your fav is my fav too!

  3. Connie says:

    What a cute little tote and a perfect way to use up scraps! Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!

  4. Darling little zippered bag. Nice job writing up the tute, too. Thanks.
    Hey… love your fabric bits. I wanna come play in your cast offs! lol. Kitty fabric is super.

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