Friday, August 10, 2018

Zips

The tulip beaded bag must have a zippered pocket in it, so I thought it would be a good idea to practice making zippered pockets in a bag. I did some sleuthing and found Maria Wallin's The Bia Bag as a free download from Craftsy. The bag is a little smaller than I was visualising, but it has three zips and a very detailed tutorial, so I decided it would do the trick. I had to buy zips, but found the three lots of fabric needed in my stash:
The pattern has a lot of pieces - I think it could only have been designed by a quilter!
I'm following the detailed tutorial step by step, very slowly and painstakingly.  At the moment I have a mish mash of half-completed elements, hopefully it will all come together eventually.

8 comments:

  1. Lovely fabrics! Looks like a jigsaw at this stage :-)

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  2. I am sure you will make something beautiful from all that!!! :)

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  3. OMG - you do love a challenge, don't you?

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  4. Ohhhh - I bet it will be wonderful! I hate cutting out all those pieces, but it usually makes for a very professional-looking end product!

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  5. It will be lovely to see how it comes together.

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  6. I look forward to seeing your bag and how it works out with the pockets.

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  7. I find that bags designed by quilters don't have as good a finish as those designed by bag designers. I'd suggest looking at the free patterns by Mrs H, Emmaline Bags, Swoon and Blue Calla as a good start.

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