Fussy Cut Doggie Obsession


I guess you could say I have gone to the dogs. 😀 I have been working on several fussy cut zippered bags with doggie faces.

This one I am calling One Finger Zippy. You can carry it on your finger. Hook it to your belt. Large enough for small coins, a bit of folding money, credit card, driver’s license.

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Or wear it around your neck. Perfect for quick errands, walking around the neighborhood, jogging. It measures 3 1/2″ by 6 3/4″.

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I made a larger zippered bag to go with little One Finger Zippy.

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And Ta-Dah…… the complete set.  These new ones go with the grommet handbag I showed you a couple days ago.

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I had a hard time photographing brown. Had to retake them several times. Hope you can see them ok.


In case you would like to make your own zippered bag, this is how I made the middle sized one.

First, fussy cut something cute and adorable. Next, select a few fabrics to mix or match the fussy cut fabric. I used my scraps.

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Before sewing, I laid out how I wanted the front to look.

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And then I quilted each fabric scrap as I added it. The Quilt As You Go method. I love QAYG. I can do what I want by section and not have a bunch of thread ends to bury later. I used vertical, horizontal and diagonal straight lines plus stippling.

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The back and lining are easy. Just measure the front and cut the back and lining the same size. You can see what I used here in the photos where I have the zipper pinned.

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If desired, add a carrying strap on the side before sewing all around.

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Here’s one in red, black and white. I am in LOVE with it!!

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Basically, the majority of little zippered clutch/cosmetic bags are made the same. Once you make one, the rest are easy.

Well, that is all I have to show you today. Hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest creations.


One Finger Zippy is an original design created by This Year’s Dozen. Please respect copyright laws and do not distribute or copy the design. I will have a pattern available soon. Thanks!!


Linking to…

http://www.confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2012/06/can-i-get-whoop-whoop-summer-project.html

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. 😀


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/

Preparing For “May for Me” Month


I am participating in the May for Me Celebration. It kicks off with a Bingo Game.

Here is the Quilted Bingo Block I made.

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Lots of novelty squares. I LOVE Novelty Fabric and have been buying quite a bit of it since I learned to quilt last year. I didn’t love the fussy cutting part though but I do like how my block turned out.

In addition to the novelty fabric, I also used these for my borders, backing and binding.

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As the items are called and if I have one, I am to sew on a button in that square. But wouldn’t these empty thread spools be cute as Bingo markers. Looks like a Chess Board, doesn’t it? I love it!!

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When the game is over, I will use my bingo “card” as a table mat. Or I might hang it on the wall in my craft room.

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Here’s a list of my Bingo squares.

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I really had fun making this block. That is, after the fussy cutting was done.


For more details on May for Me, click on the May for Me button on my sidebar. You can also check out the blogs of the four ladies coordinating May for Me. (I put all the links at bottom of this post.)

Lots of fun. Lots of prizes. A month long blog hop to see how the other participants will use their “ME” time.

What do I have planned for May?

My plans include making time for those “I Will Do Later’s”. And the Round-To-It’s. Slowing down, getting off the Fast Track. I might only accomplish one or two things during May but that is OK. My learning curve should inch up. I will focus on a few things simmering on the Back Burner.

And of course, I will tell you all about it. You can cheer me on. Or join in. There is still time. 😀


Bingo prizes.

http://hillbillyhandiworks.blogspot.com/2012/03/prizes-for-bingo.html

Bingo Rules.

http://hillbillyhandiworks.blogspot.com/2012/03/bingo-rules.html

Bingo Coordinators. (Thank you!!)

http://hillbillyhandiworks.blogspot.com/p/bingo.html

http://marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com/p/may-for-me.html

http://vroomansquilts.blogspot.com/

http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/


Linking up to…

http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/2012/04/bingo-linky-party-may-for-me.html

http://marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com/p/may-for-me.html


Called Bingo Words can be found here.

http://marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com/search/label/BINGO%20ITEMS