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Ever since I was a little girl, my passion has been sewing. I love to work with fabric and enjoy quilting, embroidery, as well as garment sewing. My goal is to provide easy-to-follow patterns that ...
Ever since I was a little girl, my passion has been sewing. I love to work with fabric and enjoy quilting, embroidery, as well as garment sewing. My goal is to provide easy-to-follow patterns that are fun to make, informative, and "simply sewn". I like to share ideas and projects on my blog at rickrackandpolkadots.com as well as through my patterns and the classes I teach. Thank you for your interest.View all patterns by designer (10) »
Warning - once you make one of these bags, you'll become addicted and make many more as they are wonderful project organizational tools.
One thing I've learned about quilters, seamstresses and crafters is that we are usually working on several projects intermittently. I personally have multiple projects in progress in my sewing studio at any given time. Since each project has its own unique components, it was becoming a challenge to keep myself organized. They say necessity is the mother of invention and I do believe that is what happened in the creation of my new pattern. I had to come up with some way of keeping my "works in progress" better organized.
I came up with the idea for a project bag pattern in 3 different sizes. Some of the key requirements for the bag(s) were:
a) The bag would be quick and easy to make. The pattern has clear illustrations with step-by-step instructions showing you how to easily sew in a zipper as well as lots of tops and tricks for sewing with vinyl
b) Portability - All 3 sizes of the bags have handles so they are very portable and will hang easily.
c) Content visibility - I wanted to be able to see what was in each bag and clear vinyl enables you to see the bag's contents.
d) Versatility - Since the bag is interfaced, you can make this bag from almost any fabric. In addition, it is easy to personalize, as you can see in the picture of the navy blue project bag.
They are so quick and easy to make and have made a major difference in organizing my room and projects.
Another great way to use these project bags is to store toys with lots of pieces. It works great for this because the children can quickly see what is in the bag as well.
In addition, these project bags would make great gifts for almost anyone as you can easily personalize them with your choice of fabric.
Of course, you can always contact me with any questions as contact information is included with the pattern. I hope you'll give them a try. They are not only a lot of fun to make, they are so practical and nice to use!