Saturday, 12 April 2014

more project bags

Last month I made a project bag using this tutorial  by the lovely Vera of Negligent Style, you can see it here.  I made the first one to check I knew what I was doing, then I planned to make a whole rainbow of them.  I've since been contacted by Vera to say I made the bag wrong, which shows how bad I am at following instructions.


I wanted a whole mix of shapes and sizes and a rainbow is always nice!  I sorted through my zips, finding them in all the lengths and a rainbow of colours, I dug through my scraps, only having to dig into an FQ for the yellow bag.  These went so quickly.  I didn't do them production line style as each one used different coloured thread, even so, they take about 10 minutes.


The smallest is 4" x 4" and the biggest is 16" wide.  They should fit a wide range of projects.


Each has a ribbon loop, so I've hung some of them on a book ring and they're hanging off the curtain tie back knob, full of stitchy projects.


I'll fill some more with sewing projects upstairs, they'll help keep everything together in one place.


I'll use the smallest ones for jewellery projects started but not finished.


Wonder how long it'll be before I have more WIPs and have to make more bags?

18 comments:

Sarah in Stitches said...

They're so sweet! I love that you made them in every color. How did you make them wrong? They look fine to me!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

What a fabulous idea for your projects on the go!!! So much prettier than my Glad zip lock bags. Love how you've done them in different sizes.

JoJo said...

Your bags are so much nicer than my beat up ziplock storage baggies!

Sandra :) said...

A pretty rainbow to hold pretty projects :)

gilly said...

These are fab.. and what a great idea! Well done you - and in answer to your last question: I don't think it'll take too long at all!! ;-)
Happy weekend,
xx

moira said...

I meant to ask you about these today. Next time!

Fiona said...

i love those for the projects... always nice when you can see inside...
Hugz

Joy said...

What a great idea Wendy; I love that you can see through the bags to the stored contents and don't have to play guessy games! Lovely variety of colours and patterns too, well done! Joy x

SuperMomNoCape said...

Those are perfect for storing projects in. I may just have to make a few of those too.

margaret said...

they look fine to me I would say you have just personalised them!

ukcitycrafter said...

Hi Wendy, all your bags look great. May I ask where you got your vinyl from please as I'd like to try making a couple of these.

ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

Jane Galley said...

They all look fabulous, and what's good, you can see what's inside too

Rachel said...

I'm sure you can never have too many of them!

Elaine said...

Love the idea of using clear plastic so you can see what is in them!

Jillayne said...

I can't imagine what could be wrong with them - they look wonderful to me! Clear project bags are such a great idea, but I really like how you can add that pop of colour at the top. Just think of how many WIPs you can safely store now!

Jo Ferguson said...

These are great. I love the clear plastic and the fact that they're so quick to make. I think I've just added another project to my list........at least they'll give me a place to store the others.

Vera said...

Cool. You made whole bunch of them! I would rather say you made them differently than wrong. Once you start matching zippers to fabrics there is no way of stopping, lol.

Kerryp77 said...

they're fab and much more attractive than the grip seal bags l use lol!