Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I Fell in Love with Zippers in 2015 + a Giveaway!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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:

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The Sweet Pea Pod by Lazy Girl Designs is a new favorite of mine! It uses Joan Hawley's "One-Zip" technique and I became obsessed with changing the color of my zipper pulls! I'll warn you that they are addictive & I've made over 20 of them!




Sweet Pea Pods are great for holding all sorts of things. Wonder clips, charging cables, chocolate, Chapstick & more!


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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!


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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.



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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.



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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.

I use one of the smaller strip zips for my iPad charger.


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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.


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This fun project can hold a bunch of my notions + rulers. I use it when teaching a class or heading to a sewing retreat.


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These little guys are a great way to use up scraps. 

This one holds my tissues!



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I use it to hold my EPP projects + my Tula Pink Thread Cases (Pattern adapted from APFE bag)


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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.


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I made this for my husband to match his Marvel Becca Bag above.



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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!


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I had so much fun making my Bendy snack bags that I went through my stash to find my Hershey's Miniatures fabric to make a Bendy & a Sweetpea just for toting Miniatures when I travel!


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Here are some of the many gifts I made at the end of 2015:










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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 how you will put your Bendy Bag to use or who you will gift it to this year.

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 Monday, January 18th to enter. Giveaway closed.

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

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Congrats to Kathy!



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

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Liz aka Fibergeek said...

My Bendy Bag will be used to hold cords and chargers when I travel.

Cheryl Hammond said...

I would love to make bendy bags for my daughters. They are too cute!!!

Nanette said...

So much inspiration here!

I'd use my Bendy bag to store cross-stitch and embroidery supplies!

twodraftmom said...

I love the snack bag idea. These are so cute!

Candace said...

I got over my fear of zippers over the past year. I have made a few zippered pouches, but I am still timid about trying different patterns than the one I have done a bunch of times. I would love to branch out and try the bendy bag! I'd make it for a friend that is having surgery soon to cheer her up!
candace2robinson@gmail.com

Sharon - IN said...

You really did fall in love with zippers in 2015! If I won your Bendy bundle, I'd make bags for the girls in my life. I really like your striped version, so once I learn how to put one together, I'd try some striped ones too.

Cathy said...

I need a bag to hold my charger cords when traveling and Bendy looks perfect! By the way, I made the ipad case too and love it. Professional looking results and not difficult.

Almaelou said...

I would gift it to all those special people in my life that I just don't know well enough to buy something very personal but still want to say thanks like: babysitters, co-workers, mailman, church office worker, librarians. I would fill them up with something yummy too like candy or nail polish.

It would be super if I won too because my new year's resolution was NO MORE PATTERNS, but if I won it that would be ok…lol

LINDA GUIDINGER said...

I love these. I will make for my family members..

Terry said...

I plan to use the Bendy Bag to carry my sewing machine foot pedal and cord to class

Ben said...

I'd make one for my daughter.

Janine said...

I'd love to try and make a Bendy bag. Zippers scare me, but I'm willing to try. I'd make it for my daughter to keep her pet's meds organized.

my2cents said...

I would make one for each of my boys to keep up with their superheroes! (eacox24@gmail.com)

tac73 said...

Love your snack bags. I would love to make some Bendy bags as gifts for my children and grandchildren.

April said...

I have fallen in love with zippers too, but not quite to your level yet. The Sew Together Bag was surprisingly easy. I made one to test, which is mine and then made one for my mother, and she hates zippers, so she was impressed. I'd have to give a Bendy bag to my girls. I'm working with them on getting organized, so hopefully they will help!

An Askew View said...

Love all your zip projects! I have made many but give them away. Time to make more sweetpeas and keep for all the purposes you use them for (reckon I'm being a copycat but please consider it a compliment!).

ME said...

A bendy would work great for bringing along my EPP projects!

Nicole Vieira said...

I would love to make these cute bags. I would most likely use them for either storing quilting supplies or knitting projects.

Tara Sinkinson said...

I can see using this to hold my work cables - as a software consultant, I'm always on the go with my laptop, and I hate storing my laptop cable and my mouse in the big briefcase bag section, always gets lost. This would be perfect!

Melody A. said...

What a clever bag, and you definitely were prolific in using your zippers!! it will be fun to make! Happy New Year!

Lauren said...

These would be great for my kids to pack some toys to take in the car/to church!

RCWfamily said...

I will use this bag when I travel for chargers...with that said, the kid always finds a reason she NEEDS any bag I make! cwhelan at williamwoods . edu

Ellyn said...

fun! I think my college girl would be the lucky recipient of mine! thanks for the chance

babiesdoc said...

after reading this post, It is obvious I am in dire need of many zip bags
thank you for a new obsession

audrey said...

Eep! Zippers are the best! So many pretties!

Laurie said...

I will use my bendy for holding my power cords while traveling! soccerljg4@yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

I would use the prize to get past my fear of zippering!!! (as in putting in a zipper)

PugMom said...

Hi Julie. Thanks for the give-away. I want you to know that I bought the pattern for the little zipper bag and the lanyard based on your blog. If I win, I would keep all my doggy supplies in the bag for when I walk my beautiful Pug Pack (Romeo, age 14, Elvis, age 13 and LarryPug, age 6). Pugs and kisses,
Nancy

Rachel said...

Bendy bags look like they'd be the perfect size to stash my youngest son's medications and tube feeding supplies for a quick outing, so that's probably what I'd make. And I'll have to use some squirrel themed fabrics, since that's his current obsession.

Sharlene said...

Love these Bendy Bags! I'd absolutely use one for my small knitting projects while on the go so I always have something to do with my hands if I'm stuck waiting anywhere. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lynda said...

with two daughters and two granddaughters and a few friends who travel a lot, I know that I could put this pattern to good use!

Boyesfamily5 said...

I would make a bag for my 21 year old that is away at college. She would love it. ;)

Jodie Tawn said...

What great bags!
I think I'd follow your example and use it for snacks when out with my boys
(jodie@tawn.co.uk)

kitty crafter said...

What a versatile pattern! I would love to make one for each of my kids so they can store their chargers and keep them separate. They're always fighting over who lost theirs, so now they might be able to keep better track of them. I'd like to make some for myself too. jenlat@yahoo.com

Diane said...

I'm going on a retreat in February and we are having a bag swap. It would be great to have everything I need to make the bag for the swap! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, what a lot of great bags and pouches! I would like to make a bendy bag for my sister. Actually, one for each sister.

Ann B said...

Perfect for our upcoming cousin's reunion!

Joanne M. said...

Would love this giveaway! My quilt girlfriends would get these for birthday gifts. wHo couldnt use a a cute little bag?
gogojojo.moore@gmail.com

Brenda M said...

I loved seeing all the bags that you have made and am even more inspired to get on with the ones that I have planned

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

That little bag will be perfect for keeping my cords and chargers all together. Thanks!

Bees Knees Granny said...

I'd like to give bendy bags to three gals I taught to quilt, when we get together every few months...but that first one will be for myself. They make me smile. Keep on quiltin'. Cwoosley12@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

Oh man. You have so many awesome projects here! I better go stock up on zippers.

I would make the Bendy Bag for myself. Well to make it easy to tote around snacks for my kids! I'm sure I could find plenty of uses for it and people to gift it to. :)

ferne said...

I love making bags and your ideas for using them just made me think I could really use a whole lot more of them to keep organized!

Stephanie said...

Well 1st thing that comes to mind is thread for traveling to retreats. I have retreats on the brain right now! I love the post with all the bags! Saving for later!!! Thanks so much

Nancy said...

I love the idea of lining them with rip cord for snacks. I could see myself making one for each of the 8 grandkids, then my daughters and myself. I love all the bags shown. Have you found somewhere to buy good zippers inexpensively? I need more zippers. I need more bags!

Lynne Shandley said...

What do you mean what will I use my Bendy bag for? It sounds like I won't stop at just one, if I win!
I'd use them for carrying various notions, for my other hobby (knitting, for gifts and swaps....
Goodness you were busy making baggies!

Lee said...

I would love to make one for my daughter! She has been wanting some little bags or pouches! thank you!!

Lesley said...

I've been wanting to try this pattern! I would make it for my daughter to store her EOS lip balms. Why does she need 10?!
lesley209 at gmail

Laura said...

Like a few others, I need something to hold my cords and chargers.

Judy Dietrich said...

I love zippers too!! They are so versatile in sewing. Love the Hershey colors. I would make a superhero bendy bag for my son. He would love those colors!!

MaryAnn Guappone said...

Wow, you have made some amazing things. I love your color selections. I would use the bendy bag when I travel. Clearly I need to buy zippers!

Jessim said...

Wow! That is a lot of bags. Do you have a source for inexpensive zippers?

I probably wouldn't make a bendy bag (though I marked a few of the other patterns to buy!) so if you draw me, pick someone else- but I'd love to know where you get your zippers.

jaellede said...

I would love to use it to hold my stitching supplies when traveling :-) Thank you for the giveaway, alls your bags are beautiful!

craftd1 said...

When I win you can reach me at craftd1@aol.com. I want to make the Bendy Bag for gifts for my family and friends.

Lisa Boyer said...

I would use the bag to put my binding clips in, as shown in the picture. My second bag would contain hair clips for travelling. I could also see making one each for jewelry sets, and several for small gift wrapping, especially small thread sets. I could go on all day!

Denise in PA said...

I'd love to make a Bendy Bag! I'd use it to keep my EEP supplies in for the new Glorious Hexagons project! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Alexis said...

Two of my sisters' birthdays are in February... I'd love to make both of them a set of cute bags for storage/travel/anything! Thanks!!!

Elaine Spiers said...

I would make the bag for my granddaughter to hold her misc items while traveling as she will be studying next semister in Austria. Of course she will need more than one bag.

karenf said...

I'm going to have to take the Craftsy Class. I can't figure out how the sweetpea and key chain zip, since the zipper seems to make a loop.

Sewnuts said...

I would love a bundle of zippers as have ordered the "Sweet pea pod" pattern - they look so cute and useful! I already have a "Bendy bag" pattern and want to make more of those too - I love the one I made for digital device accessories - cords, adapters, etc! They would make great little gifts full of any number of goodies also!

Lex said...

I love all the projects you did - found some I want to check out! I would probably make a bendy bag for myself to keep in my bag that I take to work for snacks and tea so they don't get lost in the bottom of my backpack

enigmatic_15 at yahoo dot com

Charlotte Key said...

These bendy bags look like great fun, I always love Joan's bag patterns.

Vanessa said...

Love love love the Bendy Bag and yep, Im hooked on Zippers too :-) Thank You!!!

Debora Exum said...

Thanks for the info about the Craftsy class. I have sewn a few zippers but still have zipper phobia. I would make Bendy bags for Valentine's Day gifts for my kids...filled with treats of course.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Wow...that's a lot of bags. They are all great looking. The runaround bag is the only one I've made. I'll be checking out a few of the others.

Anita said...

I love your projects. I'm putting down the iPad and heading to my sewing room. Thank you for the inspiration.

Kathryn said...

I have a 2 year old granddaughter who has lots of things to keep track of. Better in a bag than on the floor!

Robin said...

Wow! I am so afraid of zippers but your projects are simply adorable. I am going to bookmark this and try to make at least one item with a zipper in it. If I can make a quilt I can surely put a zipper in something. Zippers bring me back to trying to make a pair of pants in high school home economics class. My pants were horrible!

KarenOjai said...

Julie, I love your style! I've been following you since your first Hexie quilt along! I love to make bags also, and I'd probably make this one for all my goodies, when I go to classes, or retreats.

Gail Holtan said...

I 'd use the Bendy Bag for my Aplique supplies.

Rita Lynn said...

I would use it my purse for small items. What cute bags.

Jane Thomas said...

I would use the bag for my basting safety pins. Also would make more for stocking stuffers. Thanks for the opportunity!

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

Looks like the perfect bag for toting all my chargers. Thanks.

Maroesja said...

I would make some for my husband to keep the chargers when he's givng programming workshops, and maybe some to use at home so the cables of the different chargers won't tie themselves anymore ;)

Lori V said...

Not too early to start on Christmas gifts for next December!

Marti M said...

Love the Bag! I need a little bag for my computer cords.

Tamie said...

I'd love to give the Bendy Bag a try to my makeup in while traveling. Thanks for the giveaway.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I'm in awe of all of your bags! That is a serious quantity and they all look gorgeous. I would definitely make a bendy bag for my daughter to hold all of her 'treasures'!

Unknown said...

What an inspiration you are with your wonderful collection of Lazy Girl bags. Thank you.
Although the Runaround bag and Sassy are my favorites, I want to make the Twin bag for travel and quick runs to the store.

Terry said...

My daughters and girlfriends all love the totes and zip bags I make for them, so they'd be getting these as gifts (and for sure I'd make one for me as well). Thanks for the sweet giveaway!
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lee Ann L. said...

It would hold my jewelry. I have never sewn anything requiring zippers before; so, this would be a new thing for me to do.

Rike Busch said...

I'm also addicted to zipper totes and bags in all sizes. *gg* I would use this kind of bag for electric and charching cables.
Thanks for the chance!
Greetings, Rike

Angel Garrett said...

I absolutely love zippers too !
I would love to keep it and use it myself however I'd gift into my daughter for all of her small jewelry kit pieces ! Thanks for a chance !

Marie said...

I'd love to make a Bendy bag for my two little boys. They love bags to store things in.

Tpods said...

Love your bags, I would have trouble giving them away.

Faith Arrowood said...

I'd use mine for binding supplies

Diane Friedman said...

I will probably gift this for my driver's cell but I need something for my tablet. it all depends on the size but the colors are awesome! I make totes to match garments I sew but have never tried one of these. fantastic opp to try!

Wendy Nielsen said...

I would use mine as a carrying case/storer for my nook reader and headphones wgn123@yahoo.com

Jennie said...

I'd make some for cords and for teacher gifts! jenbunn1e at hotmail dot com

ma40422 said...

What would I use a bendy bag for? There are so many choices: a gift for one of my girls? Random candies for my purse? My collection of marking tools?

Aly Baxter said...

I'd love to gift this to my sewing teacher with some fun notions inside - thank you for the continued inspiration Julie! In case I do get picked (fingers crossed) I'm at enzo_mccallan@hotmail.com

Bridget Price said...

I love all your bags! They are perfection! I would make the Bendy Bag for my granddaughter, Margaret. She will use it to store her cords!
Bridget Price. bpquiltz@gmail.com

Bridget Price said...

I love all your bags! They are perfection! I would make the Bendy Bag for my granddaughter, Margaret. She will use it to store her cords!
Bridget Price. bpquiltz@gmail.com

Heather said...

My children like everything I make. I would make one for my son. He'll probably put Legos in it.

hj711 at yahoo dot com

stine said...

Would love to try the bendy bag! It'd make a great catch all in my diaper bag!

Vanessa Qualischefski said...

I would use my bendy bag for teachers gifts at the end of the year.

Sarah Reed said...

I am a new to sewing and I would use the bendy bag pattern to enhance my sewing and zipper skills and to make bags to fill and give away.
sarahreed198 at me dot com

Terri U said...

I will use it as a gift in our family gift exchange. I should have plenty of time to finish it.

Apartment Dweller said...

I would make one for basically everyone I know!

Linda Schiffer said...

What a nice roundup of bag designs! Always good to hear how they actually make up. 🙂 I would like to make a bag for my grandson who will soon be opening zippers with ease and learning 'put in, take out' games.

🙂 linda (lindaschiffer at me dot com).

kristin said...

I'd make a bendy bag for everyone going on our family Girls' trip to NYC in a few months. I think I have the perfect fabric for them !
kristinmarion@gmail.com

Lunebeam said...

I love zippers too! I would use a bendy bag to help organize my purse. I would probably then make some more as gifts :)

ultraorganized said...

Would use it for my daily spending money after winning the HUGE powerball (lol, hahahahaha) but would make many to give!

Debbie (Betty Bird) Christian said...

I will be making these bags for all my "bird friends"; these are my forever friends that I've been lucky enough to know for 40+ years. Love your work and your mad-sewing skills!

Tina said...

I would make Bendy bags for myself, I have so many electronic cords that need to be wrangled up. Thanks for the giveaway. torlita@comcast.net

rita siavelis said...

My bendy bag will be a great gift for a friend who sends me her home made granola twice a year

Joyce Hennessey said...

I made 12 of the sweet pea bags for gifts this Christmas. Time for a new project. I have had my eye on the bendy bag and it would be full of candy.

vicki said...

I would make one for me, my daughter, son, and a few close friends. I would use mine for on the go sewing or snacks. Thanks! vickise at gmail dot com

fwJIquilter said...

I would make one for practice and keep. Then make more for gifts.

Rhonda said...

Super cute! I'd make for me, for my mom and for gifts!

Cindi said...

I love Lazy Girl bags!!! I have been waiting for my LQS to get the new patterns. Maybe I'll win this and won't have to wait any longer. I would use these to help keep organized when traveling.

Patty Flynn said...

Leaving on a long trip this spring and multiple uses to keep things neat and separate.

Buffy Skolnick said...

I savored every word of this post! About 3 or 4 months ago I also became obsessed with zippers and made 2 dozen zipper holiday gifts! loves these new patterns to try. I think I might use my bendy mag as a little first aid kit for my car...I have a toddler and often need salve, band-aids, tissues, antibactrial spray etc when I am on the go. I keep meaning to make a little pouch for myself but often give away even the ones I make for myself!
buffyh_6 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

camelama said...

I would use the Bendy bag for storing feathers while I make 20s headbands!

Ashley Ortiz said...

Such an awesome giveaway! I've always been too scared to sew a zipper, so it's on my 2016 goal list! So I'd definitely be keeping the bags for myself!

cozyegg said...

Wow!! I am so impressed with all your zipper bag making! I would definitely put that bendy bag to use holding all my various charger cables that seem to float around and get lost. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

JanetG said...

I'd make Bendy bags for all my gals.
jvglue@gmail.com

86201580-c726-11e3-b07a-000bcdcb5194 said...

I would use the Bendy bag for first-aid supplies that I keep in my car. Thanks for the chance to win. All of your bags are terrific!
mfhagopian@aol.com

Beth said...

I would love to make those for the teachers on Teacher Appreciation Week!

carolann said...

Love all of your bags. I would make one for my Clover Clips. carolann427@aol.com

Cheryl said...

I would make the Bendy Bag for my granddaughter. She always finds the need for new bags!

Golf head said...

Amazing number of bags you made, I am very impressed! I would love to win and gift my daughter, Claire with the bendy bag!

texasgal2518 said...

I love zippers too. Love the patterns to make some many cute things.

Juleen Jaeger said...

I'm a great one for little bags to store little stuff! First one would be for all the chargers I travel with. Second one would be for my daughter's purse!

RML said...

I would make several bags for my darling daughters and my knitting friends.

Lani said...

Wow! You did go bag/zipper crazy:) I've been thinking of trying something with a zipper and think this little bag would be a good start!
Thanks for the opportunity.

Unknown said...

I'd make one for my wife to use in her work bag. kirsten dot sumpter at gmail

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oh my gosh I love all your zipper projects!!! I really like the idea of using the Bendy for snacks when traveling... I would have to make one for that! LOL But just like potato chips~ I wouldn't be able to stop at one, I'd need to make them for my embroidery supplies, my hubby for his charging cords, my kids for their cords.... well, you get the picture. Thanks for the chance!

teris said...

My sewing space needs organization like a fish needs water. I need a whole row of these babies!

Kate Williams said...

I love the flash of color on all those bags. I would use the bag for all my nail polish bottles. I would probably make a snack bag too. Adorable!

Lori in NC said...

I could definitely use a Bendy Bag to wrangle my phone charger and earbuds!

libloucks said...

Wow. What a fun give away! I would use it to organize my diaper bag. I have lots of little essentials that always fall to the depths of the bag. These seem perfect for keeping it all together!

PoshPaperCreations said...

I will use Bendy Bag to carry my healthy snacks when I'm out and about! Thanks!

Peaches1003 said...

What great suggestions!! I give everything I make away (usually claimed by my girls) so I'd keep these for me!!!

Debi tullier said...

I am one of a group of women each from a different generation. We come together to share our diversity and unify our world. I want to share bendi bags with them.

Heidi said...

I'll bet your hubby loves his hero bag! I would like to make a bendy bag for my DH;)

Nancy said...

I would make one for everyone I know !! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Barbara said...

Would love to try making a Bendy Bag! I'd use it to store and carry my phone/camera charging cords.

Jackie Kelly said...

I would use it for travel. Makes a great way to hold small items.

Pat said...

What a fun pattern, I will make several for me and my daughter to carry her gadget cords in!

greeneggs said...

You are really rocking the Zips. I'd love to learn to wrangle zips better, and I'd love to make the bendy bag as a place to store pens and stationary.

Sewgirl said...

What a great giveaway. My bendy bag would be used to hold the clips for quilting. I have them in a can that bugs my dh every time I use them!

morgaine said...

I would love to do bendy bags for my daughter and daughter in law and use the long saved fabrics for special occasion!
sunny greetings
morgaine

MEquilter said...

You are my hero! I thought I made a lot of bags! I'd use my new Bendy Bag for my EPP hexies.

Karen said...

Julie! Do you have a Gravity phone case? Way cool! I've been smitten with your Bendy Bags since you made some last summer in your Kona colllection colors--and now another giveaway!! I'd keep the first Bendy bags I'd make for myself for a little sewing kit, a travel case for my camera, extra battery and cord and I guess I'd have to make some snack bags (your fabric choices are crazy cute for snacks). Then I'd stop being selfish and make lots of bags on your post for everyone I love.

MJ said...

I LOVE all of your bag photos......many great ideas! I have many gals in my family who would love to get any of these as gifts next Christmas! Thanks for your inspirations!

tnwallace said...

My first Bendy bag will go to my Daughter-in-law for her to carry to work. Love seeing everything you sew. tnwallace@gmail.com

ljeanne said...

I would use my bendy bag to hold my EPP supplies. I love doing hexies and like having a small bag to hold everything I need.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Oh what a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much. I'd right away make the bendy bag for my charge cords!
Carlithequilter@gmail

jellybean said...

Ilove all your zipper projects Wow! I would gift it to my daughter for makeup or art stuff great giveaway love your rulers have the hex and side kick love them and I have night sky which I'm working on a stash for rock candy is cut out ready to stitch.

Betsy said...

Perfect for all those chargers and cords while travelng.

Ann said...

I would make it to keep my jewelry in when I travel. Or to stash EPP supplies.

Janet M said...

Wow you have been busy with all of your zipper projects! LOVE them all! I have been lusting after the bendy bag pattern for a while - always looking for cute little things to make to give to my friends. This unique little bag would be perfect!

Janarama said...

The Bendy Bag would be the perfect size for a purse-size makeup bag. Thank you for a great giveaway.

Jacqueline Konder said...

Love the bendy bag. Great for holding cords and chargers when traveling.

nogysbaby said...

I would make them for my grandkids for them to put all their trinkets in they would have so much fun with them. kgray@allwest.net

councilmom said...

Wow,I love all the bags, and I do make a lot of zipper bags for my daughters!

JuliAnn Craver said...

Julie, I would love to get this, I've been looking for some new bags to give as gifts. I believe I could get obsessed in making some of these too.

Vicki Tym said...

I love the bendy bag, I want one for my power cords when I travel. I find I've had a bit of a bag obsession since 2014 and I discovered Soft 'n Stable. I've also made the Zip Bags from Atkinson, I made 12-15 a couple years ago for Xmas gifts for sisters-in-laws, nieces and friends, so quick and fun!

Kimberly King said...

I really enjoyed this post. The fobio is sooo cute, as is the Bendy bag.

I'd use my Bendy Bag to store thread I do believe.

I love your patterns and rulers. Keep up the good work.

Kim

Janna Saeger said...

I'm tossed on whether I would keep it or give it to my daughter.

Maureen said...

I want to make some of these bags for my daughter, she is newly pregnant and can use them in the diaper bag!

Barb said...

I would either keep it or give it to one of my daughters. Someone would get good use out of it, for sure! Thanks for the giveaway.
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Sharyn Hutchinson said...

Hi Julie! If I win I would make a snack bag for my grandson. He would LOVEit!

Patch said...

This bag is so very appealing. I would love to make them for gifts, especially for my granddaughters, who love your colours. I'd make at least one for myself, too, to carry medicines when I travel. Perfect size.

karen said...

I'm making a bag to hold my medical inhalers, as well as info in an emergency.

Jennifer Sobieralski said...

My bendy bag would be a good bag for traveling and carrying all sorts of things. Probably charge cords since those get forgotten or misplaced.

Nana Jo said...

Wow! I am tired just seeing all of your projects. I would make a bag to organize some of my quilting supplies for taking to retreats. We are now snowbirds so I need ways to organize what I bring with me to keep sewing while we are away.

SQ Price said...

Wow! Have you ever been a busy girl! These are all so very cute! Would love to win and thanks for the giveaway. Would use them for a zillion things! Mind reeling.... saqprice at yahoo dot com

Dobieslady1 said...

I love all these bags!! Have always been intimidated by zippers, but you make it hard not to be inspired! I would love to make a Bendy Bag for myself to hold some sewing notions or colored pencils to use with my adult coloring books. I would also like to make one for my oversize phone that I always seem to manage to drop. It doesn't really fit in a pocket and I don't like to carry a big purse. The Bendy Bag would be perfect for me!
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Karen said...

Holy Cow -- you went zipper crazy last year! Beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing them. I would use my Bendy Bag for sewing notions for certain, probably for my Alphabitties and an extra box of pins.

Lorian Rivers said...

I'd make one for my daughter.....love the concept....

Jayne said...

So many cute bags... so many new ones for pinterest! I would make a bendy bag for me! I don't know what I would put it in, I'd have to make it first...I know I could come up with something, easily!!

J. Partyka said...

I so love every bag you talked about and have a few of the patterns, but not the bendy bag. I'd love to make it to store my hand applique or hand quilting supplies in for when I go stitch somewhere with friends or for travel. Thanks for showing them all to us, now I can't wait to make some of my own

Bec said...

It will be the perfect gift to make up to have on hand!

Kathryn Errante said...

I absolutely love all your bags! I would like to try making one, and use it for snacks when traveling.

Lori Nicholas said...

I think I'll have to make several Bendy bags - 1 for charger cords, 1 for chocolate, several gifts. . . . Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Laura said...

These are all so awesome, so colorful and fun! I would use my Bindy Bag to hold treats for my cat and to use for storing my quilting safety pins.

Kathy said...

Love these bags you've shared. If I win, I'll consider it a birthday present as my bday is the 19th!

Kathy
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colleen said...

First one for me for cords
After that for my grandchildren for everything
And then sweet pea pods waiting for local shop for patterns and classes
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Paula Bingham said...

A BENDY BAG wil go to all classmates in my next quilting class at Quilted Straits in Port Gamble, Washington. I love that shop and I love Jaybird patterns. Paula Bingham 6148 Twin Spits Rd NE, Hansville WA 98340 360 881-0699. THANK YOU#

Kathy H said...

I love zip bags. I have made some of the ones you posted and was glad to see some other ones that I have not tried yet. I would make them for my kids so they can get more organized.

Jennie Wallick said...

What a fun giveaway, thank you. I'd make the body for my daughter. She has a huge purse, and everything is tossed in. It's a perfect solution.

jane greiner said...

Love all your little bags, I have become a big fan of zippers since you started posting pictures !!my birthday is very soon I might gift myself!😊

Linda Nelson said...

I love all of your bags...I just keep staring at them all! The bendy bags are so cute...I think I'd have to finally organize my life if I made some...catch all of the odds and ends in the bottom of my backpack!

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Jodi - usairdoll said...

All your bags are awesome! I'd love to make one for my EPP project. I'd be like you and make more than one. I'd need another for my phone charger and cords for when I'm traveling as well.

Thanks for a chance to win!

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Erin McSweeney said...

This is great...i'm just starting to get into zippers myself, and I would love to make these for my nieces

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Brenda said...

I would love to use my Bendy Bag to organize all my little tools and notions in my knitting bag.

Allison C said...

I would use it to organize my work bag

Marianne said...

Oh my! I love all the bags you made! I'd use my Bendy Bag to hold my iPad and iPhone chargers for when I travel.

Nancy said...

This is a fantastic post. I love little bags and will probably go crazy like you did.

Blue dragonfly5 said...

The bendy bag would be great to make for my grand daughter. Contact ehsquilts@gmail.com

ITTS said...

I will gift it to myself, as I haven't done any selfish sewing in a while! I would use it to keep all my tech stuff together- the earbuds and chargers and extra batteries, etc.

GloriaDog said...

Very inspiring. I'd use it for storing my shop hop must haves - cash, credit card, tissues, yardage needs and chocolate snacks. Thanks.

Cheri said...



Such inspiration! I would make one for each of my 9 grandchildren reflecting their current interest. What fun.

pattymay said...

I would make for my Granddaughter.

Alexis Davis said...

I would make a snack set for on the go with my three kiddos and also a set to hold my wonder clips and sewing supplies when I'm traveling. :)

Marsha said...

Since I'm traveling this weekend, I think the Bendy Bag for chargers is a great idea. I make lots of bags, just made three What Cha Got bags for Jan. Birthday gifts. Bendy would be a great add on.

Judy Whitfield said...

Love them all! Definitely would use for charging cords or binding kit. I love all the ways you used it/them...I'd have to keep making!

Vjquilter said...

I would use my cute Bendy Bag to hold all of the notions that I need to keep handy for English Paper Piecing. Thank you for the giveaway!

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