Thursday, July 2, 2015

Runaround Bag


I took Joan Hawley's class on Craftsy called Zip it Up, Easy Techniques for Zippered Bags. I have made a few projects with zippers, but not too many! I thought this would be a good class for me. I got the class on sale and it includes patterns to three bags. I thought it was a good deal.

The Runaround Bag is the first of the 3 patterns. It's also the smallest. I think it measures about 7 1/2 inches by 9 1/2 inches. It's great to carry a few items like your cell phone, money and credit cards. It would be perfect to carry when going to see the fireworks!!


It only uses 2 fat quarters, a zipper and fusible fleece. I had everything at home but I did buy a different zipper. I wanted a beige one but I only had white ones at home.  I had a few coupons for Joann's so I went shopping earlier today.


Here's a close up of the front.


Here's the back pocket. I used one of the decorative stitches on my machine when topstitching the edge.


The layers were all assembled in a certain order. I had to sew all around the edges and "birth" it through the zipper!! So fun! I think they'll make great gifts. The whole bag took less than 2 hours. I guess there's a reason I have so many fat quarters hanging around!!

8 comments:

  1. Oh really lovely bag--I love that fabric--perfect for Summer...hugs, Julierose

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    1. So nice to see you're back! Thanks for the nice comment. Hope you're doing well!!

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  2. Love your new bag! I have overcome zipper phobia to a certain stage, made some wristlets that was lots of fun.
    Happy July 4th!

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    1. Thanks, Astrid! I'm trying to get more comfortable with zippers. This one was pretty easy. Let's see how I do with the next bag pattern!

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  3. Really cute, and a great idea to use the decorative stitches on your machine.

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    1. Thanks, Em! I feel those decorative stitches should get used more! This was a cute little project to try.

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  4. great looking bag. I may need to find that pattern........Lord knows I am fat. er um have tons of fat quarters LOL

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    1. Thank you! I don't think the pattern is new. It's one of 3 patterns found in the Craftsy class. I need to use up some fat quarters too!

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