Friday, June 26, 2015

I took a Craftsy Class! "Zip It Up" Review + a Giveaway!!!

Friday, June 26, 2015
I took my very first Craftsy Class this week! I've been a big fan of Joan Hawley's Lazy Girl Designs patterns & Press Perfect notions, so I was really excited to take my first bag making class with her and test drive the Craftsy class experience when she announced her new class, "Zip It Up," which launched last week.


It's always so great to have a chance to see Joan at quilt market & catch up over lunch or dinner. She snapped a selfie of us hanging out as spring quilt market started up this past May.

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At first I watched the class while sitting at my computer & without my supplies in front of me. This way I could learn the techniques without being distracted by my fabrics. Then, I cut my fabrics and watched the class a second time from my iPad while sewing along with Joan at my sewing machine. The class was the next best thing to having Joan here with me in the studio. I really enjoyed the class as it can often be challenging to grasp the concepts of 3D construction from a printed pattern alone.

In the opening lesson Joan covers presser feet. I'll be honest, I pretty much stick to my 1/4" foot or my walking foot for 99% of what I do. Nevertheless, I followed her directions and found that this foot allowed me to move the needle where I wanted it and sew in the middle of the zipper tape.
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First up... the Runaround bag:

Basically a zippered pocket with a strap. The pattern calls for 2 fabrics, but I opted for 3 because I didn't want an orange strap. I went with a yellow zipper to draw out some of the details in the focus fabric I picked for the bag.

I think it'll be the perfect cross-body bag at the airport to hold my phone, passport and some cash. The bag is small enough to tuck into my tote bag once we board a flight.
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Next up... Nickita:

Joan suggests some basic quilting, but of course I had to go crazy and do more. I used blue 3/4" painters tape to mark lines. I sewed them all in one direction and then a second to create a quilted diamond effect.



I picked a contrasting green zipper that brought out some of the colors in the fabric I used for the pull tabs. Joan shared a great tip about spreading out the bulk of the project layers with the V-tab placement technique.


I decided to use my Nickita bag to hold all of our extra chargers and cords. This way they will all be in one place and I won't have to search around the house next time I need one.

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Last up... Bendy:

I actually made these a few months ago when the pattern came out, but I learned a lot by watching the class and now I know that I could have done a bit better when I made them the first time.

For example, I didn't press enough at this stage. I didn't realize at the time that it wouldn't be easy to go back and press later. Lesson learned.

My set of bendy bags.
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Bendy stands up when closed.


Or when open.




Twice now I've used Bendy to hold my snacks when I travel. It is the perfect way to keep all of my yummy treats together inside my travel tote bag. The layer of fleece in the project is also just enough padding to help keep my snacks from getting crushed!

I made this Bendy by piecing together a strip of fabrics in rainbow order before making the bag.

I used a red zipper as a part of the rainbow instead of a red strip of fabric.


For the inside I used Ripstop Nylon instead of quilting cotton. It was a bit fussy to work with, but the result is totally worth it. The fabric is easy to wipe down, so now I can use this Bendy to hold makeup & toiletries without worrying about what will happen if something spills or leaks. 


I have to say the #1 thing I learned from this class would be PROPER PRESSING techniques. Often pressing can feel like one of those things you should do, but don't need to do. Joan explains the reasons WHY to press at each step which is the kind of information I need to take the time out to do it.



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If you use this link to enroll in the "Zip It Up" class before June 30th, you'll get 50% off of the class & you'll be automatically entered into a drawing to win a 2nd free Craftsy class of your choice. How cool is that?!?


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Ready for today's giveaway?!? I'm giving away a bundle of supplies to make your own Bendy Bag!! You get the pattern, fusible fleece, fabric and zipper!!

The Rules


1. Leave ONE comment to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave it in the comment.

2. In your comment tell us about what will you keep in your Bendy Bag.

3. Comment entries must be left on this blog, www.jaybirdquilts.com, to be valid. Comments sent via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media will not be counted.

4. Simple as that!!

You have till 5PM PST on Tuesday, June 30th to enter. 
Giveaway is now closed.

Winner will be selected by 
Good luck + thanks for stopping by today!






© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

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Diana said...

Hmmm, I need a cord keeper & the Bendy Bag would be perfect.
Thanks
Diana
Dvuke@sbcglobal.net

Janet M said...

I have been admiring these Bendy Bags for a while - would love to learn how to make them. I would keep my camera & charger cord safe inside - looks like the perfect size.

Sylvia said...

They look like they'd be great for makeup!

Mystica said...

I always lose my chargers when travelling. I'd like to keep it specifically for that.

Sally K said...

I'll make one for me to use as a small project bag. I'm also planning to make one as a gift. I really like the color combinations you used and the rainbow bag was awesome. I thought I might try PUL for the inside, but I just have white. If I have to purchase something I may try the Ripstop Nylon instead. Thanks for the class review too. It sounds like it will be helpful.

Julie said...

It might be perfect for my hexi sewing bag to take in the car! Look like a a great bag.

Nancy H said...

I would put love inside each and every one of them because I would use them as gifts

Samantha said...

I think it would be great for the kiddos snacks. I'm always digging through my purse while driving to activities looking for granola bars and fruit snacks.

Amy in VA said...

Kid One and Kid Two could use these in their backpacks for all of their treasures

JuliAnn Craver said...

I would love to win the Bendy Bag combo to put my travel quilting or supplies in it. juliannsblueyes@gmail.com

Janell Loeber said...

I would use it as a great bag to hold my traveling sewing supplies. Cute little bags.

Bailey said...

I'm going on a cross country road trip, this bag looks perfect to hold my aspirin and tums. Hrobbins422 at yahoo.com

Donna Gies said...

I'll use the bag for my device charging cords when I travel.

Cheryl Evans said...

Would be great as a travel case for small projects.

June Garner said...

Bendy would be a handy chap to keep track of snacks, travel notepad and pen, foreign currency, small souvenirs. He's going to be so confused.
Renragjdatgmaildotcom

crystal said...

These bags are so cute! I would keep my hexies and other EPP supplies in it for car rides :) thank you all your inspiration!
Crystal Murray cmachel01@aol.com

teachpany said...

Thanks for the review. I've taken some Craftsy classes, and I'm interested in the bags. I recently had a cornea transplant and got a special lens to wear that miraculously corrects the vision from blind to 20/40, but I need 3 solutions and an inserter and remover, which I like to take when I go out. This bag would be perfect to hold those supplies, especially with the nylon interior. Thanks! teachmca at aol

mama dub said...

This is a very cute bag. I would make one for each of my grandchildren. They would be perfect for holding treats when they go on road trips.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Lori V said...

I like the idea of a toiletry bag.

Peaches1003 said...

These are very cute little bags. I think I would use it to hold my mouse, headphones, vpn token etc for when I work from home instead of spending half an hour trying to find where everything is!

azane said...

I would also use it for keeping charging cords during travel...

rebecca said...

I will keep my quilty notions in mine!

janet elman said...

I will keep all my headsets in this cute little bag.

Stephanie said...

I like the snack idea. My kiddo is heading to church camp and this would be great for her to carry her daily snacks in.

Ellen Giglia said...

This bag would be perfect for holding my power cords and earbuds when I travel.
egiglia1@gmail.com

Linda Gagliano said...

I've been carrying a large tote bag with different pouches for stuff. I need to make one for make-up and tissues.

Judy Dietrich said...

Honestly, not sure what I would put in it---but I want one!! I love trying new patterns and figuring out how things go together!!

Tracy Bohman said...

I have wanted to make some of the Bendy Bags for a while now. I just finished one of her other patterns and am very impressed with her directions.
I would love to make some sewing kits for the ladies in my family.
Thanks so much for the great idea of the Ripstop nylon for the lining.
Thanks,
tracylb78@gmail.com

Auntie Pami said...

I just got the bendy big pattern. Thank you!

Janarama said...

I would add a long strip of velcro to the back of the bag and attach it to my bike when going on bike rides. Inside I'd have my identification, medical card, my cell phone and house keys.

AM VE said...

I would make a few for organizing diaper bag contents

Lennea Heymer said...

I would use it for my charging cords when I travel. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

tac73 said...

I'd like a Bendy bag to keep my device chargers together.

GranChris said...

My sewing stuff like needle threader, needles, thread scissors etc. Those yo-yos for traveling.

Angie said...

Perfect to keep our Sat Nav and it's plug/cables together... much easier to find too, especially if I used bright and busy fabrics... The little black zipper bag it comes with is easy to miss!

alicuz quilts said...

Love making bags and would like to improve my skills. Thanks for the chance. Alicuz.ms@verizon.net

Melody said...

I just adore your fabric choices. I won't enter the giveaway as Australia is too far for you to post if I won, but I do love the prize. Good luck everyone.

Rike Busch said...

I would take one for the make-up.
Thanks for the chance!
Greetings, Rike

Anita said...

I would use my Bendy bag for hand sewing projects.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oooo I would use my Bendy to take my cherry tomoatoes to work as my snack!

Emma said...

I'd use my bendy to store all the stuff that ends up floating around at the bottom of my handbag :)

KaHolly said...

What a fun give away! My daughter is the bag lady in our family. I'd fill it full of treasures and gift it to her at Christmastime!

Marga (MarPie) said...

great give away. love the colors from the fabric choice. So I let is stand next to the TV and do like you all the adapters in it. No chance to miss them again.

warm regards,
Marga♥

Annie, the Human Bean said...

I haven't made mine yet and I don't really know what I'm going to put in it. I may need a lot of Bendy Bags, I have so many ideas!

Sue H said...

I would use it to keep all the supplies in our car in order:chewing gum, painkillers, tissues, spare cash etc.

Tina Short said...

I'd love to make a bendy bag

Karen said...

I like the idea of snacks in a bendy bag. Great idea. Thanks for hosting this give away. Mrscummings2u at Gmail dot com

Nancy C said...

These would be great stash bags for travel items.

Nicola said...

I would make a bendy bag or two to TRY to organize all the USB cables, bricks and small things that are always floating around the coffee table for the computers, ipads,etc.
kiwixray96@gmail.com

Lee said...

I would love to make this cute bag! would be great to store my hand sewing in ! thank you !

Linda Satkowski said...

I love the bendy bag and would use the first one (plan to make many!)for my hand quilting "on the go" supplies and the rest for gifts.

Staci said...

The bags are so darn cute!
I think I'd keep my blood glucose meter in it. It's my constant companion and ought to have a stylish home, don't you think? LOL!
That lass looks great--I'm going to go to Craftsy and check it out!

Mary W Quilts said...

These are sew cute! I could use it to keep a little paper piecing project (HEXIES) or my favorite snack, M & M peanuts....
mawillis at comcast dot net

Cheryl said...

I have been eyeing this bendy bag for a while now. I think I would use it for just about anything when I travel.

drquilter said...

It would be perfect to hold the specialty threads I'm using. Also a perfect gift idea for my quilty friends.

Andrea York said...

These bags are so cute.I'd like to try making them. Have not made a pouch yet as I am a beginner but these look easy enough to try.
I'd use mine for toiletries when travelling and I like the idea of using them for cords and chargers.

Brita said...

So cute! I've made Lazy Girl bags, years ago. But now I NEED a Bendy!

Karen said...

Hmmm... I like the idea of keeping travel snacks safe. But, in reality, it would probably get taken over by one of boys, and who knows what you'd find in there then! Ninja men? Baseball cards? Baseballs? All of the above?

Lisa Marie said...

I would use this bag to hold jewelry making supplies.

Gene Black said...

I made a bag for my chargers, but this one would be so much nicer (if I get it made as nicely as yours.)

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Oooooh I want to make a bendy bag!
These turned out so nice!
I would make several, and give them away :-)
For myself, I would make one and keep all of my pens and a notebook in it.
I have to carry a big purse because I am taking care of my mom and dad, they are 92. I take them to the doctor appointments quite often, take notes and need to relate that all to my dad, bc my mom had a stroke and she is great and happy, but her short term memory got a little fizzed.
I love your blog and you always have fun ideas

Julie Craven said...

My daughter is leaving for Sweden at the end of July, and I think the bendy bag would be great for her make-up and personal products, to tuck in her carry on.
Thank you for the chance to win this great pattern.

vkh6210 said...

Love that bendy bag. Would love to make one. Thank you for a great giveaway.
vkh6210 at gmail

sewmissmouse said...

I'd love to make a Bendy Bag. It looks to be a nice size & great that it stands up on it's own. Thanks for the chance.

Treelissa said...

I love making zippered bags. They come in handy for so many things. I love that the bendy bag stands up and I would love to make some for myself, my daughter, my husband, my sister, the list goes on and on and on. Love the website by the way, keep up the good work

elizabethdee said...

Your pictures make me want to take the class. The side seam below the zipper in the Bendy Bag looks so polished! The bag itself looks perfect for cords and adapters. It would also be a great place to stash prescription meds when our family travels.

Joelle said...

At the moment the could hold the he dies I am making as well as supplies to make them.

Jill said...

I love lazygirl patterns! I think I would put my small quilting supplies in my bendy bag!

jneely13@msn.com

Trisch said...

I would love to win the supplies to make one of these fun Bendy bags! I would keep quilting supplies in it when I am on the go. Thanks.

Francesca Rademacher said...

Thanks for putting together this giveaway! I would make the Bendy bag to keep me paper piecing supplies together.

Zosha said...

I love the Bendy Bag!!!! It is the cutest and so practical. Love the color choice used in the samples!

Terry said...

I was just watching Joan's class (already signed up and loving it!!) Would store some sewing items in that cute Bendy Bag to have while traveling. Love your rainbow version!!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway :o)
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda said...

HI, I'd use this for cosmetics when traveling and for small sewing items when I'm at home, which is most of the time! Thank You for your blog+this giveaway!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Cory said...

I plan on keeping my charging chords in my bendy bag. No, I think I'll keep my small sewing notions that I use for teaching. Oh wait, my hands sewing supplies. Looks like I'll be making more than one bendy😊. Thank you Julie for the chance to win this prize. Take care and God bless, Cory.

Esther said...

Cute little bags!!! I would love to win the Bendy Bag combo to put my supplies in it...
Thanks for the chance!!

Debg said...

Love your review of the class and love the bags you made. I have wanting the pattern for The Bendy Bagxto use for my travel sewing bagg. Always need to have that!!

ewecan said...

Five grandkids of various ages..five Bendy Bags for them and one or two more for me. I am sure various treasures will be contained in each bag. I am taking the class right now and am looking forward to getting started on making the Bendy!

Linda said...

I will use it to keep my various tools in that I carry in my purse-tote bag. I'm disabled, and like to keep some essential things with me at all times.

Louisa said...

I'd use it for girl stuff. Thanks!

Cecilia said...

The bags are so cute! I need a bag for my chargers and the Bendy bag would be perfect. Then I need another one for my snacks, too! Thanks for the great review and giveaway.

Dionne Matthies-Buban said...

I will keep a traveling supply of EPP stuff: hexies, scissors, thread, etc for piecing on the go.

joycita said...

I had a dear friend named Alice -- I called her the "bag lady" as at our Get-Together-And-Sew days, she quite often had a bag pattern for us to make (big ones and small ones). She had already made a sample and knew all the short cuts. She has now passed and I really miss her and need some help making a small bag. This would be perfect to carry on the "bag lady" tradition.
jfinch at kingwoodcable dot net

ma40422 said...

I love the Bendy Bag. I'd make them as gifts for my daughter and daughter-in-law.

Maryjo said...

I am going to keep it in my car with all my quilt shop punch cards in it. I never seem to have them along when I need them! I loved your overview of the class...thank you!

barbara woods said...

carry my meds in it, thanks

Amy Losordo said...

My Bendy Bags would go with me to all the quilt shows around the world and I would store a quilting project like hexies with me. I bought your mini template because it was so cute! Thanks for the contest

fwJIquilter said...

Those Bendy bags look like fun and I especially like your multi-colored one.

claire said...

The Bendy Bag looks perfect for an "on-the-go" project bag.

Leavenworth Robin said...

What perfect timing. My daughter just informed me that she
needs a new make up bag. What a wonderful offer.
Thank for the opportunity to win this project.
Robin in Leavenworth WA quiltnrobin@nwi.net

cookie said...

I would make two Bendy bags, one for handwork and one for my camera. I would use bright fabric that would call to me when I think I have misplaced them. I love the design.

crafty prance said...

I would like a Bendy bag to keep all my lipstick in one place in my purse!

Annie said...

I like the idea of a bag for all my cords. Your blog, with all your cute bags, has inspired me. I've put the class on my wishlist. Now I just have to find more hours in the day!

karen christensen said...

I love the blues and greens you used for the Bendy Bag. I would use it for my makeup.

Dyann Cox said...

I LOVE BAGS!!! The Bendy Bag looks like a bag that I need to have for various sewing and sundry items :) Thank you for the giveaway and for introducing me to this pattern!

Linda Nelson said...

I love zip bags! I am so attracted to them! I would have to store chocolate kisses in my bag!

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

Andee said...

Perfect for my iPod, ear buds, and charger cord.

Lizzie Ha said...

I've taken tons of Craftsy classes, all quilt related. Im very happy to hear about this class as its on my list of things to learn. Very cute with Tula . . .ehalt13 @gmail.com

Carolle Whittall said...

On the road snacks sound like a great use for a Bendy! Thanks for the chance!

Audrey said...

I think I would use a Bendy Bag for my sewing machine foot pedal and cord when taking my machine to quilt retreats and sewing days. It looks about the right size and would be so pretty I would be sure to remember my foot pedal! Thanks for sharing your experiences and for offering this wonderful giveaway.

Katy M said...

I'd love to make one of these to keep my EPP supplies in :) Thanks fro a great post, I'm tempted by the class x

Rosyquilter said...

Love how clearly you explain things and the pictures always are clear and easy to see what you are explaining. Have seen the bendy bag recently but you definitely got me interested! And loved your rainbow idea.
I would use my bendy bag for a copy of your idea about cords and chargers! Mine are everywhere... nice to have them all in one place.

Jacqueline Frances said...

Hi there Julie,
I would use it to put all of my diabetic needs in, like my meter, strips, diabetic sweet squares for when my blood sugar plummets, a small snack and a couple of bandaids-you can never have enough of those around!
Thanks!
Quilty Huggs,
Jacqueline
snausages22 at yahoo dot CA

Robin said...

Awesome. I would put my bracelet that holds my husbands ashes, my iphone,some lipstick and some small hexies with a needle and thread.

Janet Schultz said...

I would probably use it in my purse for when I carry my camera and other little supplies, tape measure, etc. This would be a great project to get me to use zippers more when making things. Not a huge comfort zone yet ;c) shopgirl7232 at yahoo dot com

carolann said...

I would use the bags for travel! carolann427@aol.com

Bonnie58 said...

I'm thinking he bendy bag will be great for ally little doodads that I HAVE to take with me when I travel. Thanks do much for sharing

Marcie's Quilting Therapy said...

Thanks for the chance! I'd love to make lots of these bags, they look so inviting! Probably use my first one for my hand sewing projects. I love how the zipper becomes the handle too! Marcie at gotscraps@charter.net

colleen said...

I hope to win I'd really like to make the bendy bags for my grandchildren and I have fabrics and zippers but the pattern is what I need
colleen1990atyahoodotcom

Katie Lessard said...

Oh these Bendy Bags are adorable! I love little bags to travel with and keep things organized. I'd probably use one just for lipgloss! Haha!

M.W. said...

i would keep my chocolates in my bendy bags yum
Thanks for the chance to win

ozone3 said...

Look like they'd be great for make-up!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Barbara Beyun said...

Oh! This would be great in my bag to take along band aids, wipes, and all the little medical supplies a mom with 2 boys needs to tote around everywhere!

bbeyun@gmail.com

KathleenD said...

I've already signed-up for the Zip-It class but haven't watched it yet as I've been traveling... The Bendy Bag is a huge attraction for me. I think I'll need one for cosmetics as well as one for electronic cords. If they're as much fun to make as they appear to be to use... several family member will be getting their own Bendy for Christmas!

Buncobuddy said...

What fun bags you made. I like to keep a little bag in my purse for all the little things that tend to congregate at the bottom of my purse. That way, it's easier to grab something I need.

Roxanna said...

Great bags. I think many people are afraid to make anything with a ziipper. These kinds of projects are easy to put a zipper in. I can see myself making a lot of bags for gifts.

MoniqueB said...

I would make a new make-up bag. The one I have is too big and bulky and this one is adorable. Thanks! coudre at dmdrafting dot com

Barb said...

I like the make-up bag idea, but the snack bag is tempting!

kimmyc said...

I like the idea of a new project bag or a bag for my cords. Lovely bag!

John Egbert said...

I LOVE your fabric colors and patterns. I would carry my sewing supplies to class in the wonderful bag. I would also make a bunch for my friends. Thank you Julie!

Cynthia Karas said...

I am signed up for the class-your rainbow bendy bag is really cool! I see red in the future for at least on red bag-Thanks so much for the drawing. Cindy K

Lucille said...

I'm going to England in September, so the Bendy bag would be great for all the necessities.

neecy said...

I love making my own bags. Will probably use for my EPP projects or some kind of handwork when I travel.

Patti said...

I would love to make one to hold all my stuff that drives my husband crazy floating around in the car.

Ms. Knitsalot said...

Would love to win...thanks for the chance. I would probably put a crochet hook and some yarn in it :0)

OhioLori said...

Thank you for chance to win!! Woohooo!!! I would make & keep in my "go Bag" I take just about every time we go in the car...always have a project to keep my hands busy! lol Tghese are the coolest bags too! :)

maeve said...

I'd love to win this one! I'd use my bendy bag to carry little snacks while traveling by air. I always take some goodies with me just in case of a delay. I think I will sign up for the class while it's on sale. Thanks!

Maureen said...

I need a hexie bag, to carry my on the go project! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Unknown said...

This bag looks perfect for keeping items handy for tractor shows this summer-I have some fabric featuring some old tractors on it that would be perfect. Thanks for the additional tips. Diane mdjssi(at)gmail(dot)com

Michele T said...

You captured some awesome photos for this post!!! My Bendy bag would hold my on-the-go quilting essentials like scissors, needles, measuring tape, thread heaven, thread, etc etc

Carol Kuse said...

This bag looks like a lot of things could fit in them. Thank you for the chance to learn how to make them.

Carla Shiver said...

I would use it to carry my makeup like my eyeshadow pallete and lipstick.
shivercarla at gmail dot com

T Bailey said...

The bendy bags look awesome. I think I'd replace my aging first aid kit in my purse with the first bendy bag. And then, I'd make another one for my daughter's makeup. And one for her chargers & cords. And probably a few more because I'm a bag junkie. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. 10750coupons at gmail dot com

Jackie Papallo said...

I've made some of Joan's bags before and they are so cute and easy to sew. I'd love to win her new pattern! I need to make a few to keep my phone, ear buds and mints when I go on my daily walk.

Sandra W said...

I love the bendy bags and the curved zipper. I would like to make one out of leather and use it as a small handbag. I would fill it with credit cards and cash.

LeAnne said...

Cute bag. I'm wondering if it's big enough to keep my quilting supplies in for classes. The Craftsy class sounds like something I need since I'm not comfortable putting zippers in.

Walter said...

So many possibilities. I like the charger/cord idea but it was also be a good mini=project bag. thanks. pjrquilter@msn.com

Susan said...

I would use it for any of my EPP projects or for my small projects which I have many on the go or even as a lunch bag.

Honor of St Anne said...

I would use it for all my smart phone accessories

Darlene Crosby said...

Thanks for this nice giveaway! I would use my bag for my prescriptions. Thanks again!

lefuntz said...

I would use it for my earbuds and charger for my phone and iPod.

Renuka DS said...

I am a Craftsy fan and a member , I would love to win this class , my email is rp0260@yahoo.co.nz

Ellee said...

The bendy bags are soooo versatile. I'd make lots of them to give as gifts at Christmas. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Christi said...

I think the bendy bags look perfect for quilting clips and hexie pieces! You can never have too many bags for all our quilting treasures!!

cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

Kim Young said...

After reading your Blog Post I am IN! Thanks, seeing is believing.

Susan Ulrich said...

I'm making my first bendy bag! I see a lot more Bendy Bags in my future!!

elively said...

I'm sold! I've been thinking about signing up for this class ans now I've done it.! I would love to wint some of the supplies to do the projects. I've take a couple of Craftsy class and know how good they are. And I love having them forever and being able to go back to them . What a great idea! Your bags are beautiful!
Ellie
Elively@indy.rr.com

Sandra Bryan said...

I have made many little bags but not this one yet.
I would use my Bendy Bag to keep embroidery supplies in while working on a project.
Thanks.

Barb said...

Only you would pick those beautiful colors and photograph the bendy bags the way you did, so clever! I'd probably use it for knitting needles...fun give away.

Debbie Sheldon said...

I am traveling to Ireland in April. I would use the bendy bag for a little sewing bag I would have on the plane. It looks to be the perfect size for my hexies and thread and needle in it. Thanks so much for this chance to win.

Gill said...

I love your Bendy bags - I'd keep my sewing kit in mine!

Montymoo said...

Those bendy bags are soooo cute! I love little bags. :) I would keep knitting in mine- it's the perfect size for a pair of socks on the go!

Karen H said...

The Bendy Bag is really cute. I would make some for birthday gifts for my great nieces, and put treats and little trinkets inside. Thanks for the chance to win!

Donna said...

I love the idea of using them for snacks!

Allison CB said...

Love your bendy bags! They look so cute!

SewNaomi said...

I really want to try a zippered bag - these look great! I would use them for gifts and keep one for myself for hair clips and such in my purse. Thanks for the chance to win the supplies which I am sure are lovely if they are chosen by you! naomi - nwraimon@twcny.rr.com

jackie said...

I just saw a bendy bag in person for the first time yesterday. What a great giveaway
I'd make mine a hand sewing travel kit.

Diane said...

This is the first I have seen of those bendy bags - love them! I would use them for storing cables, earbuds, etc. for traveling for sure. Will have to get this pattern and check out the Craftsy class. Thanks!

Lolsews said...

I would love to make one of these for my grandson to hold his Melissa and Doug plastic bugs and frogs. My email is ldladner at bellsouth dot net. By the way, the blues and greens that you tend to work with are my favorite colors too.

Pamela Neal said...

I keep wanting to make a bag to hold all my charging cables and earbuds I use when i travel. This would give me no more excuses not too πŸ˜‰

Lori Nicholas said...

I loved your rainbow bag with water-resistant lining for make-up. I would have to borrow that idea from you as I need a new make-up bag. Thanks for a great giveaway opportunity!

Needles, Beads and Threads said...

I need a small bag to keep my car keys and a wash cloth to wipe my face at the
exercise class. do not want to take my purse with me, which I lock in the car.

Patti Guzniczak said...

I just signed up for class! I will be keeping supplies for English paper piecing in my Bendy bags! :)

Z Any Mouse said...

So many uses for a Bendy Bag, it's hard to settle on just one! I love the idea of using it for a snack keeper. I am often out for the day with no access to food. A couple of granola bars and a juice pack are enough to get me through until dinner, and Bendy sounds like she's up to the task. Thanks for the chance to win!

liniecat said...

I love the design of the Bendy's and yours look so beautifully made!
I would be thrilled to have a chance at making one please : )

lynnie said...

I too signed up for Joan's zip it class as I could not find the Bendy bag pattern in my Calgary Canada local quilt shops. I want to make Bendy bags for each of the gals in our sewing group- and we could all hold our sewing supplies in them when we meet once a month.

Nancy said...

I am intrigued by the Bendy Bag - would love to make them for my granddaughters and me, too. So many uses for this unique bag.
Thanks for the giveaway...

Terry said...

I would love to win as I would use the bendy bag for my needlepoint supplies for class! Thanks

LuAnn said...

Your bags all turned out so cute! I must make a striped one like you did. I have lots of solid color fabric that would work perfectly! I would make these to use as gift bags to put birthday gifts in for my friends. A gift in a gift! Love it!

Cher in Victoria said...

I had been thinking about this class and now you have confirmed I should take it. Would love to make some bags for my cords etc.
The bendy bag looks like a keeper.

swakins said...

I love the Bendy so much I bought the pattern, but then I lost it! But I hope to find it and make some for gifts and put portable chargers in them for gifts. swakins@aol.com

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Looks like a great class and what a neat pouch! I would use it to keep makeup and things handy on trips.

Trudiram said...

/The bendy bag looks perfect for keeping medicine bottles together.

Carolyn in Kerrville, TX said...

You can never have too many bags! All of these are wonderful and I love your idea on making the quilted diamonds. Very cool.

Marlene Meloney said...

I think all 3 bags would be perfect for keeping those little things you need to put in a suitcase but would be easy to lose in the mess of packing. Also could use them to take notions to classes at my quilt guild. Great little bags!!

judys said...

I'm packing (or should be right now) and the bendy bag would have been perfect for my snacks!

Kay said...

I am SOOO anal about a neat/organized purse. The little bag would be perfect for gum/mints...or...my chapstick/lipsticks...or...my tape measure/other things I think I need to carry with me for my sewing/knitting!

Linda said...

I would keep my lip gloss collection inside!!!! πŸ’‹

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

The Bendy bag would be my new EPP supplies bag for travelling.

Betti said...

I am always knitting something, and I think a bendy bag would be fabulous for when I am working on socks or the baby hats I make and then give to new babies. I would love to win!

Mary Carole said...

Thank you for your nice review! It pushed me over me over my hesitation to sign up for the class! My Bendy would be for my beautiful Granddaughter & her make up collection!

Lucy Gee said...

I would like to make bendy bags for Operation Christmas Child boxes. I signed up for the class and have been waiting for the bendy bag pattern so now to get sewing.

Patsy Guziak said...

I'll use my Bendy Bag to carry extra sewing feet when I go to my quilting class at the senior center. It will be perfect!

Patsy Guziak
patsyguz@gmail.com

Sharon Sullivan said...

I love the Bendy bag. What a great idea to use ripstop! It had made me thinking that I might have to try it with some leftover PUL fabric from my stash.

lvkwilt said...

This is a little weird, but it would be perfect for my new TENS unit. Right now I'm putting it back in the box--not attractive or convenient. Thanks for the chance to win this. I've been eyeing the Bendy Bag for a while now...looks like a great gift to make for friends, too. I LOVE Craftsy--classes, supplies, patterns...embarrassed to say how many classes I've taken, but it's a big number! Recommend highly!

Howard said...

Perfect bag for camera and plug -a specially when traveling!

CJG said...

I love zipper pouches, but I'm ready to mix it up a bit. I have a bunch of basic, straight pouches, and I love the look of the Bendy Bag. I just signed up for the Craftsy class, too! And, I found your site via MassDrop (can't wait for my Hex N More and Super Sidekick rulers to get here- I even ordered an additional pattern online).

Connie said...

I need a "sittin'-waitin' hexie bag".

Thank you.

Karen said...

Thanks so much for introducing me to the Bendy Bag! I've been wanting to take on some bags in prep for Christmas presents and these are adorable. I'd make one to hold a little notebook and pencil to keep track of quilting inspirations!

Alexandra Sparks said...

I need a bendy bag for all my cords and chargers. Then I'd like to make several as gifts. They are so cute.

Kathleen said...

I need a few bendy bags: cords, jamberry nail wraps and manicure supplies, lipsticks, makeup, and maybe even hexies.

CraftyKat said...

I would keep my EPP supplies

Blue dragonfly5 said...

The bendy bag looks interesting and I'd use the for small sewing equipment and when I travel.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What super little bags! Love them! Would like to have a bag for my epp project that I can carry with me.

Awesome giveaway!

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

syfalkenstein said...

The Bendy Bag has been on my radar forever! I would love to sew in a longer hand strap and bring this lovely to the gym with me!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Carmen said...

Love your Bendy creations, Julie! I recently took up sashiko ebroidery and the Bendy Bag would be perfect for carrying my folded fabric, floss, needles, and embroidery scissors. Thanks for the giveaway!

Barbara Kanta said...

I need to make one for my bluetooth headset for back and forth to work ...and I want to make some for gifts as well ... however I have admired the ones you made awhile back and have been wanting to make some since then!

Jodi Wolff said...

I love the Bendy bag for those small cords that get tangled up in ones purse.
jiwolff@verizon.net

Sweckberg said...

Love the bendy bags the made. I would use it for a travel pack of quilting tools (needles, thimble, thread, etc.)

Deborah Cassidy said...

I would make the bendy to carry my tens unit when traveling.
Debbie re3ver@hotmail.com

Beth said...

Wow…Thanks for posting….I would use the bag for my paper pieces supplies as I am working on the Lucy Boston block and the Castle Wall block…..I also signed up for the class…..Thanks

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