Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! On Monday, I shared a fun technique of adding fabric to paper note cards, and today I thought I’d continue on that line and post another fabric project that I’ve been working on.
As most of you know, I took up cross-stitching again at the beginning of this year. And I’ve been noticing that many of the stitchers I follow on YouTube and Instagram have these adorable fabric project bags to hold their patterns and supplies… and of course that made me want some project bags, too.
Now I’ve been floundering away at sewing for many years, but I’ve never, ever tried to install a zipper. Thank goodness for video tutorials, right? These zipper pouches are actually quite easy to make once you get going, and they are so perfect for holding my stitching charts, fabric and floss, and needles and scissors, as well.
I mixed two fabric collections for this project bag. Both older fabric lines from my stash, including the adorable Mermaid Days collection from my favorite artist, Cori Dantini. I found the free whale pattern online, and with the help of some Therm O Web iron-on adhesive was able to make this super cute raw-edge applique for the front of the bag. And if you look very closely, you can see that I added stitching around the edges of some of the fish on the background for a bit of a quilted look.
These prints are so playful and fun, and perfect for stitching during the summer months. This is now the 4th bag that I’ve completed, and I’m on a roll. I’ve added boxed corners to one bag for holding thicker supplies, and tried some different shapes and sizes on others. Now that I’m no longer afraid of zippers, who knows where this can go?
I’ve got more fabric projects up my sleeve, so will be back with another share soon. Until then, enjoy the rest of your week. And thanks so much for stopping by!
The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:
Blend Fabrics: Mermaid Days Collection by Cori Dantini
Moda Fabrics: Bobbins and Bits Collection by Pat Sloan