Friday, August 15, 2014

Finally! A Friday Finish

The last time I posted a "finish" was July 25. Must be summertime, huh?

Today I have two finishes -- both are bags.

First up, I finally made a Sew Together bag! Friend Mary taught two classes at Ruth's Stitchery for the Sew Together bag. I have to say, it's not difficult -- but it's a lot easier when someone who has made a dozen or more of the STBs is looking over your shoulder.

Here's mine:

Yes, that's Cotton + Steel 2.5" squares. No, they're not available for retail sale. A friend brought them back to me from Spring Market. The "Cotton + Steel" tape was wrapped around the fat quarter bundle I bought to make the inside:

Megan recommends inserting the zippers with one zipping the opposite direction. It helps reduce bulk.

Susie (not of Magic Binding fame) made this lovely winter STB, and let me photograph it to share with you.

Here's the interior of Susie's bag:

I can't wait to start another one!

While hiding out at Mary's cabin last weekend, I got a good start on a "Beatle Bag" from Abbey Lane Quilts.

I finished it up this morning by hand-stitching down the binding and adding some unique goodies to the interior plastic zip bags.

I love that the pincushion is attached with Velcro, so it can be taken out of the bag when needed elsewhere.

The hardest part for both Mary and for me was finding a ring large enough for the unique closure method.

The longer outside strap wraps around the bag, through the ring and fastens with Velcro on the back:

[Oh yeah, see how well my hand is healing?]

Of course, I had to include one of my new pink "PeaceLoveandHappiness" labels.

Stay tuned for another Sunday De-Stash this weekend!

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  1. Both your bags look great, but I couldn't do either cos they've got (sshhh, whisper the next word) zips. I can't do zips! I especially love the Sew Together bag and keep being tempted, but it's got 3 of those things!

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  3. I'm so glad your hand is healing - you're still keeping your nails looking beautiful though! I gave up on nail varnish before kids! Your Sew Together Zbag looks great - I'm totally hooked after the one I made a couple of weeks ago and I have just placed a large zip order to make severel more! Gill x

  4. I love both of your bags. Congratulations on TWO finishes!!

  5. Great work - I was curious to see what the Beatle bag was. Very handy.

  6. i love your bags, the first one is my favourite, the colours everything. Kx

  7. Wonderful bags! I'd lost your blog for a while and am delighted to have "re-discovered" it.


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