I am sharing a secret with you today…..I have never made a zipper bag. Ok. There. I have said it. It’s a bit embarrassing, but totally and completely the truth. I have made tote bags, diaper bags, drawstring bags….and although I have put zipper in a lot of other things…I have never made a zippered bag.
And why did no one ever tell me how quick and fun they are? Ok, you probably did, I just wasn’t in the mood to listen.
Well no longer. There will probably be a lot more of these babies in the future.
I had some Riley Blake laminate that was given to me and the night before leaving on a family trip, I decided I needed a new make-up bag. (Yes, I am always that last minute.) So, I cut two out and sewed them up in about an hour.
I roughly used this tutorial to make them (and do.not. be afraid of the zipper…it’s much easier than when I learned to put one in a skirt) from Sew Together (great blog to read if you aren’t already), but I added gussets in the bottom to hold more makeup. The only other thing I added was two small pieces on either ends of the zipper, because my zippers were thrift store finds and super short.
And now to my question for all of you….which has been on my mind for a while now….and I keep forgetting to ask. What sewing/design blogs do you read? I really want to know.
So, what blogs in the sewing/designing/photographing projects do you absolutely adore?
Your turn, who are you loving?