More pouches than a kangaroo

This is a cute pouch! Was taught how to add pockets with zippers and tab ends on zippers with this project.DSC00393
This is the Triple Zip Pouch and you can find the directions at A Quilter’s Table. She ran a Triple Zip-Along on flickr and I participated. DSC00394

I am going to make myself a new bag with these same fabrics. This cute pouch will be an important insert where I will have more places to store (lose) my important stuff.

At the end of the directions I found a slightly easier way to finish the sides and then I squared off the bottom like I like to do. But that’s the only difference that I made.

A separate note about logistics, just to get it off my chest. Don’t you just hate Smartpost? I also hate that companies use it for shipping without letting you know before. I ordered some fabric from Connecting Threads online and they did it. The package started its journey A MONTH AGO!!! I am still trying to find it. The tracking info says its been in the regional post office for 10 freaking days. Called them this morning and they will look into it. I will never order again from CT.

 

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Little Pouches

I have been busily sewing in November. Just because I haven’t posted doesn’t mean I haven’t been sewing. Almost every day. Here are my projects…

Made Laura 2 more skirts. One already has a hole in it, discovered this morning. Looks like a couple of sharp fingernails went through when wrestling her into it. I am contemplating some applique ideas to cover it up.

I finished a big bunch of Fat Bottom Bags for an order from one of L’s nurses. Made all from Christmas fabrics. She’s putting a couple of things in them and giving them as gifts. Soooo glad I bought those fat quarters and half yards at Keepsake’s sale a couple of years ago.

I finished the top for that curvy quilt. It is Kathy Alyce’s from her book, Flip Flop Quilts. And its all in modern fabrics, coral, pink, and navy. The curves were a good challenge but not too hard. A departure from my comfort zone. This is half the quilt folded over the quilting frame. Not quilted yet. No surprise there. I’m thinking about what the back will be. I have lots of scraps.

And I’ve also had some fun with making some small zippered pouches. I took out my Christmas fabric scraps. And I mean scraps! Small pieces that I saved, now I know why. I did a sew and flip, quilt as you go, on scrap batting. Lots of fun! They are intended as gifts. Try it some time! I put in the zippers and finished the bags just like in my Fat Bottom instructions. Only one of them has a fat bottom, the rest are flat bottoms.

So pretty. This one might be for me!

Fat Bottom Workout!

HAHA!! I crack myself up! I held a morning workshop on making Fat Bottom Zip Bags and called it a workout. Love it! I invited members of my guild to learn for free, except… one of the bags they would make they would donate to the guild to sell at our quilt show in April.

We had a fun time. And didn’t those bags come out CUTE? They have a lot of good ideas to make more with larger or smaller sizes, embellishments, fun fabrics, and handles. Once you get the hang of it, it only takes about an hour to make one. Fun gifts too.

If you want to make one, go to my DIY page for the pattern.

And workout that Fat Bottom!! 🙂

Just One More…

English: A box of 52 gallon Ziploc bags.

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I couldn’t resist showing you the bag I made today. I wanted one to take the place of the plastic ziploc bag I use when I take Laura’s meds and liquids with us anywhere (especially dr office). The 1 gallon ziploc bag can fit inside this fat bottom bag if I need it to be waterproof. It’s soooo cute and Valentineee!

I appliqueed the red hearts on top of the fabric design. And it has that cute fat bottom!

It is intended to slip inside the Laura’s wheelchair backpack after it is filled with the sundries I mentioned above.

Then I found that, totally a happy accident, the handles of the bag fit over the wheelchair

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handles and the bag could be used by itself! Woohoo! Quite the invention. Now both Laura Angel and I have a present!

This Fat Bottom zip bag is made the same way as the others found here. The materials were cut at 12″ x 12″ and the zipper was 16″ (14″ would work too). I’m thinking that this bag should win a prize over at the Sew Mama Sew blog in their True Love contest!

Don’t you think so?