I’ve been working hard making stuff the last few weeks for a bigger project I’m unrolling this week (i.e. I don’t have a cohesive story for it encapsulated on the web and ready to share with you).
I wanted to sew, so I made a bunch of my little zippy bags, which are my favorite things to make.
I love making them because I get to use scrap fabric and challenge myself to make color / pattern combinations I would not otherwise make. Here are some of my favorites from this batch to share with you.
Another reason I love making these zippy bags is because my scrap bag holds a lot of memories from other projects. The bag below has scraps from a set of pillows I made for my first apartment that I shared with Mark.
This bag has fabric that we used for table runners for our wedding and leftover scraps from a really fun project that I sewed with a friend last year.
The red and black fabric comes from my Granny’s scrap stash.
I don’t know what it is from, but I love the pattern and have been doling it out carefully. This is the first time I’ve used it for a zippy bag that was not a gift to a friend.
I always sew these bags in large quantities because it’s easier to sew these in assembly-line fashion, and it takes relatively the same amount of time to make one bag as it does five bags.
I sewed for 15 hours and ended up with 40+ bags. Not bad, considering a good chunk of the time I was socializing with others who were also working on their finals.