Friday, December 20, 2019

More Holiday Making

Is there something that intimidates you?  For me, it is zippers!

I have been wanting to make some Sew Together Bags for years.  But whenever I thought about sewing in FOUR zippers, I chickened out.



Well look at these!  I have already made two and I have the fabric and the supplies all pulled for two more.  Again, I didn't plan very well on colors because I have to trade the thread color out for each bag.  But I am really pleased with how they are turning out.



I don't know why zippers scare me so much.  I had no problem at all making these.  I will admit, I used a bunch of zippers I already had on hand so the main zipper isn't as long as they suggest.  So I did have to modify the pattern a bit to make them work.  Also, the bags don't open as wide as designed but I doubt the recipients will even know that.

If you want to give this bag a try, you can buy the pattern here.

I have a few more gifty projects to share but I have to wait until they have been opened.
So maybe next Friday!

Now I am headed back to my sewing room.....





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15 comments:

  1. I have the pattern and I share your fear! I think I will put "zipper bag" on my 2020 ToDo list.

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  2. I used to sew clothing when I was in college and I was pretty good at zippers, but boy I haven't done that in awhile. Your bags look great. Happy stitching this next week and have a very happy holiday.

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  3. Good for you, Cyndy! Those look great! I've made a lot of one zipper bags, but never something that involved. Those will make wonderful gifts!

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  4. And here I thought I was the last person ever to make one of these when I did it a year or so ago! I remember kinda liking making this one even with all those zippers. I should do another, but I really don't need another bag, LOL Yours turned out cute, love the aqua on there.

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  5. I’m so glad you finally gave them a try! They make awesome gifts. Make sure you sew one for yourself!

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  6. They look super! Zippers are a pain in the tush when you don't sew with them very often. So I share your trepidation :)

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  7. I think Sew Together Bags are beautiful but also very time intense. But I think they are also a good bag for starting with zippers as they include a simple construction at those points... Yours are beautiful and the zipper difference will make them even more unique. Treasured and used they will be nonetheless :) xo

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  8. Your bags turned out great! They are addictive, though. :)

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  9. I one similar to this. It was difficult and confusing! I've heard good things about this pattern though and may have to give it a try one day. Your's turned out amazing...you should be very proud of yourself!

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  10. Thank you for sharing my anxiety! lol....I, too, have wanted to make this bag...and even bought the pattern after my friend and blogger, Ramona at Doodlebugs&Rosebuds, made several. She tried to assuage my fears without luck. If you're SURE...it's not too daunting, I might give it a whirl. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful holiday season.

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  11. I have fabric pulled for 2 of these, but still haven't made them. Your Sew Together bags turned out great!!

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  12. Oh, this is a great pattern! I've made several of these bags and loved every one of them. Yours are beautiful, and no one will ever know you used a different length zipper. (Well, except for us, of course. We will know because you told us...)
    8)

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  13. Hi Cynthia, those are really great looking bags. I'm also nervous about zippers but they usually go well. At least they're not button holes!

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  14. My Sew Together Bag pattern is still on the shelf, taunting me! My excuse... I don’t have the correct zippers!! ☹️😳

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