In that post I showed my first 2 attempts (successful). I had been talking about them so much that I ended up promising a few friends from out of state that I would send them each one.
This is a picture of how the zipper looks. You only use one side of the zipper and the tab and you sew it all in at once and skip the seam on that side of the bag. VERY easy to do.
I didn't follow the pattern except for the zipper portion where the instructions for deconstructing the zipper and then using only one half and the pull for the closure are explained. Very clear instructions.
I cut each of the strips into thirds and charged on. I wanted to make 6 little bags. My finished bags are about 5.5 by 5.5 give or take. The size was determined by the zippers I had on hand. I practiced improv curves for the outside of the first 4 bags. Loved how they turned out. I got bored with that process before the last 2 bags so I just cut the last 2 sections into strips and went from there.
Love how they turned out and will get them in the mail sometime this week.
When I chopped the wof I ended up with 13.5 in. sections. I quilted the sections before cutting to the size I needed for the bags. This left some nice size chunks of quilted fabric that I couldn't toss out so I whipped up some pincushions. There is always someone around who could use a pincushion, right?
And since This is my 300th blog post I think I will give away one of my little bags and a pincushion. I'll pick a name from the comments list on Sunday, May 15. I'll ship anywhere.
Thank you all for stopping by for these 300 posts. I appreciate you, one and all.