I like zippers & I have for a while. Last year, I fell in LOVE with zippers.
Here are some of the things I made and what I use them for:
Sweet Pea Pods are great for holding all sorts of things. Wonder clips, charging cables, chocolate, Chapstick & more!
Fobio by Lazy Girl Designs is another fun pattern. These key fobs are quick to whip up. Picking the zipper pull colors took me longer than any other step!
Becca Bags by Lazy Girl Designs also quickly became a new favorite of mine. I've made over 20 of these as well! The 6 shown here match my Arcade Game quilt.
They make great gifts. I made this one for husband.
The pattern has 2 sizes & the small one makes a great wristlet when paired with a Fobio Key Fob.
----I had been eyeing up the Sew Together Bag by Sew Demented for a while, and once I started making them, I found all kinds of great uses for them.
Currently I am using it to hold all of my binding supplies. The 3 small zipper pockets contain my scissors, needles & safety pins. The larger pockets hold my Wonder Clips and thread.
I recommend that you follow the Sew Together Bag Sew-A-Long that was posted on Quilt Barn since the pattern does not contain photos.
I use a large Strip Zip to keep cash handy in my bag. It is the perfect size to keep bills without folding them.
I've also made one Twin Zip
It is basically 2 Strip Zips sewn together.
I use it when I travel. I keep cash in the one side and my receipts in the other.
Bridget's Bagettes by Atkinson Designs - I have a bunch of these and use them for all kinds of things. It is SUPER handy how the front is clear so I can easily keep track of what tools are where.
I also made one with Ripstop Nylon as the lining. This way it is easy to clean when I use it for makeup brush storage on the go.
This fun project can hold a bunch of my notions + rulers. I use it when teaching a class or heading to a sewing retreat.
These little guys are a great way to use up scraps.
This one holds my tissues!
I use it to hold my EPP projects + my Tula Pink Thread Cases (Pattern adapted from APFE bag)
Power Trip by Patterns by Annie
I made this as a holiday gift for my brother. It took 10+ hours and wasn't the most cooperative with my machine. There are some steps where you are sewing through multiple layers of foam and it took some trial & error to get my machine to do what was needed.
I followed Leslie's advice and flipped the pocket orientation.
I made this for my husband to match his Marvel Becca Bag above.
I had found myself sewing quite a few zipper projects early in the year, and then I took Joan Hawley's Zip It Up! Craftsy class and my zipper project interest quickly became an obsession that took hold for the rest of year. Especially for handmade holiday gifts! I made these projects while I took Joan's class:
The Runaround Bag by Lazy Girl Designs is perfect for holding my passport, my phone & some cash when I'm at the airport.
Nikita holds all of my chargers, cables & cords.
Bendy by Lazy Girl Designs can be used for so many things! I love this pattern so much that I've made 10 of them!
Bendy works great to hold our snacks when traveling.
I lined a few of them with rip-stop nylon so that if any snacks spill... I'll have easy clean up! And I used up my brown zippers a lot faster than I had anticipated!
Here are some of the many gifts I made at the end of 2015:
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!!
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