Friday, 28 March 2014

project bag

Now, I've got a lot of WIPs.  What's that?  You had no idea?  You thought I was project-monogamous?  Nah, sorry to disappoint, I've got a LOT of WIPs.  They need sorting and taming.  I'm not sure what's wrong with me lately, I can't seem to help myself organising.  I'd spotted this tutorial  by the lovely Vera of Negligent Style and knew I needed to make some.


Some vinyl, a scrap of fabric, a zip and a piece of ribbon... 10 minutes later it was done.  Yes, really 10 minutes.  I've never sewn something in 10 minutes in my life, but this is really quick.


I didn't neatly finish the zip ends, mainly because I really just couldn't be arsed, but also because I can't find a nice way of doing it that doesn't squash the ends in.  I've added some ribbon for hanging.  Vera uses snaps so the loop can be opened, but me and snaps don't get on, so I used ribbon.  I'm going to hang them using those opening book ring thingies, or I'll hang them on a hook.  Yes, them, there will be more.


This one is in use already, in the living room, for my goldwork kit.  It's much tidier than just having it all slung all over the settee, and it's prettier than a plastic bag.


Expect to see a rainbow of these, very soon.

19 comments:

Sarah said...

This looks great! I might have to get hold of some vinyl

Sarah in Stitches said...

Love it! It's a pretty and handy little bag. Great job! :D

Rachel said...

I've ended up using old office boxfiles, and didn't even have time to pretty them up before I used them!
Still, whatever works...

pennydog said...

These are nicer than the plastic document wallets I use too!

Verónica Martín García said...

Very good idea ... a few bags of these would go very well for me to get organized

JoJo said...

Nicely done. I just keep using ziplock baggies from the kitchen!

madfabriholic said...

very cute and useful! How gratifying to have such a fast finish!

Sandra :) said...

That's a great idea --- I suspect that most of us could use a few ... dozen!! ... of those, lol!

Vera said...

Cool! I see you made it your way but that is fine with me :-) Don't you just love the see through :-)

margaret said...

what a good idea, I keep mine i boxes but this is much better as you can see what is in each one

Jane Galley said...

It's brilliant, keeps everything together, but you can still see what's inside

Celtic Thistle said...

Project monogamous is a great description, although obviously not of you :) A 10 minute make is always a good idea but when it results in being more organised too, well it doesn't get much better than that!

Maria said...

These are great. I've been meaning to make some of these for ages and still haven't got round to it, they're really useful.

Chrissie said...

Great idea, pretty, versatile and very useful and even better for being such a quick make

Jo Ferguson said...

I'm not project-monogamous either and now I have a name for it...lol. That's a great little bag and I could use a few of them to tame some of my smaller projects, as well.

Jules Woolford said...

What a brilliant idea!

(Project monogamous - that has to go into the dictionary!)

SoCal Debbie said...

I'm not project monogamous either! LOL! I'm like JoJo and use ziploc baggies from the kitchen, but they're not as fancy as your project bag with fabric AND a zipper AND a hanging loop of ribbon! Great job!

Lorna McMahon said...

This is perfect! Keeps your project organized, looks pretty AND you can see what's in the bag. I love see through storage! Great job, Wendy.

Lorette Cole said...

Lovely project! You're on to something there with this 10 minute project!