I’m excited to introduce my latest pattern, the Practical Project Bag. One thing I’ve learned about quilters, seamstresses and crafters is that we are usually working on several projects intermittently. I personally have multiple projects in progress in my sewing studio at any given time. Since each project has its own unique components, it was becoming a challenge to keep myself organized. They say necessity is the mother of invention and I do believe that is what happened in the creation of my new pattern. I had to come up with some way of keeping my “works in progress” better organized.
The solution, a project bag pattern in 3 different sizes. Some of the key requirements for the bag(s) were:
a) The bag would be quick and easy to make. The pattern has clear illustrations with
step-by-step instructions showing you how to easily sew in a zipper as well as
lots of tops and tricks for sewing with vinyl.
b) Portability – All 3 sizes of the bags have handles so they are very portable and will hang easily.
c) Content visibility – I wanted to be able to see what was in each bag and clear vinyl enables you to see the bag’s contents.
d) Versatility – Since the bag is interfaced, you can make this bag from almost any fabric.
e) Multiple sizes as my projects come in varied sizes. The pattern includes instructions for 3 sizes, including: Large (21″ x 21″), Medium (17″ long x 18″ long), and Small (12″ x 12″).
In addition, it is easy to personalize by adding a name, monogram, etc. on the fabric before you assemble the bag. This was done on the navy blue project bag pictured below.
Another great way to use these project bags is to store toys with multiple pieces. It is ideal for this because the children can quickly see what is in the bag and don’t have to open it, unless they want to play with it.
Of course, you can always contact me with any questions and contact information is included with the pattern. I hope you’ll give them a try. They are not only a lot of fun to make, they are so practical and handy to use!