And just when I was getting my scraps under control….. I ended up with all of these… from all that fussy cutting last week.
I laid out a few of the larger pieces.
And ended up with this.
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.
For the inside pocket, I pieced together more scraps and added a lime polka dot.
For the lining, I used my “go to” fabric. Black polka dots.
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.
I hand stitched the opening. Poked out the ends. And done!!
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.
This is my favorite.
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. 😀
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