Fiona Tranter

Letting off Creative STEAM


Zipped Bags

Posted by fionatranter on March 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM


The inspiration for these bags came from a Plush Addict Blog entry back in December. I made them as a birthday present for one of the young men in my life and they were a lot of fun to make.

Some of the bags are lined with rip-stop fabric, so they are somewhat water proof and good for laundry from an overnight stay. Others are lined with fun fabric and came with cable ties for use with various portable electronic devices. I have an older style Nano ipod and it, along with headphones and charger cable, fit nicely in the triangle bag, which is them slim enough to fit in my hand bag/ purse for carrying around. This is an unlined bag but I bound the seams with bias tape for extra durability.

I am going to make myself a bag that is a similar size to the blue bag with Racoons on the fabric. This will be for scissors and other tools to go in my sewing bag for taking to Quilt Guild meetings.

The smaller bags were made using 7 inch zips, while the larger bags have 12 in zips. The cotton fabric came from my stash, while the rip stop fabric came from Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL.

The rip stop fabric used on the Plush Addict blog to make the Welly bag is printed with a fun pattern, so now I am on the lookout for similar fun fabric in the USA.

Categories: From the sewing table