Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Wash bags

I'm back again with more pressies to show you!  I whipped these up at the weekend, literally.  They are so quick and easy to make.  I used the tutorial by Patchy Apple but I can't link to it for some reason.  If you do a search "Patchyapple boxy bag tutorial" it will come up. 



I made these for my dad and FIL after I realised I didn't have much for them for Christmas.  I used some lovely homespun that I had, I think it's masculine enough?


The green one is for my dad.  My mum mentioned he needed a new one so that means FIL gets one too!

It's lined with this lovely stripy fabric I found in my stash - no idea where it came from!


The only criticism I have of the pattern is that the raw edges are seen inside.  The pattern says to finish them with a serger, which I don't have, or a zig zag stitch, but it's still a little messy for my liking.  I might try to make a version without raw seams after Christmas.


This one is lined with dots from Breakfast At Tiffany's.  The pattern said to line them with canvas, which I didn't have, but I'd have liked to have lined them with a waterproof material.  Unfortunately I don't have any and I'm not doing any more supplies shopping!




11 comments:

Fiona said...

you've made heaps of great presents.... these are great...
Hugz

Sandra :) said...

The Patchyapple Boxy Bag tutorial can be found here - http://www.sewingmamas.com/b/downloads.php?do=file&id=436 - I've made several dozen of them, so you KNOW I love that pattern, LOL! I agree about the raw edges inside, although it's only one seam on each side, not the zipper, so it's not TOO bad. I zigzag them with thread to match the lining so they're not very noticeable. Projects by Jane has a tutorial for a boxy bag with no raw edges inside - http://projectsbyjane.blogspot.com/2009/01/lined-zippered-boxy-pouch-tutorial.html - I need to try this one, but I keep falling back on the Patchyapple one as it's the one I have memorized, lol!

Your bags are great - I love the plaids :) I don't use canvas either - I use co-ordinating fabrics and I also use batting to give them some extra body. I have a dozen more of them "kitted" to work on in the new year!

Just-Do said...

Hi Wendy, I haven't been around much lately, and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what I've missed. You really have been busy. I love all your presents, but those spa kits are absolutely great! I just wonder when you think you're not longer an apprentice?

The Dotty One said...

These look great - you really have been busy!

Allie said...

Love the fabrics you've used for these, great for guys! Good job Wendy!

Amanda Makes said...

Hi Wendy. Haven't been able to connect to your email. Mine is amandamachin63@hotmail.co.uk. xxxx

mdgtjulie said...

I think they look great. And yes, they are masculine enough, to my eyes anyways. Grats on getting some gifts finished!

Stitchin' time said...

Great colour combos on those and the zippers look perfect :)!
Cheers,
Robyn

Our Delightful Home said...

Great color combination.


~Mrs. Delightful
ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Just Jaime said...

Great gifts!

Elaine @ Cut From The Waste said...

These are so pretty, I made one a few weeks ago based on a tutorial i found here https://modernquiltlove.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/perfect-box-pouch-tutorial/. I agree the exposed seams are pretty unsightly, I'm sure its easy enough to conceal them but i just haven't got my head around it yet!!