January 19, 2013

Perfect Zip Bags

Don't you just love all the zipper bags floating around on Pinterest and Flickr?  I haven't seen one yet that I didn't like.  When I decided to make one, I knew I wanted it to be pieced and quilted.  But I wanted it to be flat instead of "poofy," and I didn't want to fuss with interfacing.  So when I saw Elizabeth Hartman's post here, I was intrigued.  There was the zipper bag I had been looking for.  And a tutorial showing how she made her Weekender bag by quilting all of the sections separately.  So I ordered her Perfect Zip Bags pattern and used the tutorial to put it together (without interfacing).  The pattern has instructions for three different styles of bags in two sizes each, with options for handles.  If you're interested, you can order the instant download .pdf pattern here and start sewing your own bag now.

This one is made from scraps of Aviary by 3 Sisters for Moda.

And this one is made from tiny scraps of bright fabrics. 

Hope you're having a nice weekend.
 
Kim

19 comments:

Darlene said...

Yes, yes, yes I've seen all the adorable zippered bags on Pinterest and love each and everyone one. Sigh! I don't do zippers (doesn't matter how good the tutorial might be). I'm seriously bagophobic. LOL

Your bags are adorable, Kim. Way to go.

Thimbleanna said...

They're so pretty Kim -- and you've done a beautiful job sewing them!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great bags Kim!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Lovely bags! Think I will need to make a couple of theese :-)
Thanks for sharing :-)
Wish you a great weekend, and hope you'll have time to enjoy lots of sewing :-) I finally got to finish my Kitchen sink, and hope to get to start quilting the top this weekend :-)

Wendy said...

Pretty ... thank you for sharing and giving me a new quilting ideas these little baggies. They are fun making too.

Chookyblue...... said...

love your zipper bags........

Michele said...

Your bags are adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing the link :-)

Mary said...

Love the bags! Love your book,
Scrap Basket Sensations! I'm making the Island Chain with Bali Pops for my daughter. Then I have to make another for another daughter. Both daughters seen the finished quilt at Magnolia Quiltworks, and had to have this quilt! The instructions are great and I'm loving this quilt! Can't wait until your new book comes out!

Craft Mad said...

Hi Kim. I've almost finished making a quilt top of Island Chain. I found an error in the block assembly picture. It is between block 22 & 23, one of the rectangle units. The purple and green one should be turned 180 degrees.
Apart from this error, I love your books and patterns. Merantaylor

Helen in the UK said...

Very cute and each has a totally different personality :)

Quilt Hollow said...

I like them! Cute, cute, cute!

Rachaeldaisy said...

They look wonderful!!i have a fear of zips so haven't attempted these yet but your praise of Elizabeth H's pattern is tempting.

a good yarn said...

Elizabeth is rather clever like that. Your versions are lovely and these little bags are so versatile! It's a terrific way to use up scraps too.

suemac said...

Love zipper bags. They are so much fun.

Lynn said...

Great bags! I love the zippered bags. I tend to shy away from zippers. That's a garment construction thing.

Karen said...

Look at you! These are great :).

Mama Pea said...

I have this pattern and really must get around to making it. I almost bought it twice, because I like it so much. Haha! I love that Aviary fabric. I have some of that laying around! I also love the brights. Nice going!

Little Busy Bee said...

Your bags look so pretty! I've used her pattern too, it works very well.

em's scrapbag said...

They are just so darn cute! Love the piecing!