I'm going to blame this all on Ronda!!!!! I bought a kit for this little bag last year at the Brampton Quilt Show. Creative Sisters in Kitchener had samples and kits in their booth at the show. The fabric was beautiful and the little bags were so cute.
So cute that when I was driving home from PEI - I saw the pattern again and bought it because I didn't remember that I had already bought it. The Brampton Show was in May. I drove home at the end of June. Oh yes - the memory is quickly going!!!!! Yes - if I were you - I'd be worried about me!
Anyway - got rid of the second pattern, located the kit when I was looking for some Christmas stuff - got motivated by Ronda and the rest is history!!!!
I think Ronda (who also bought the SAME kit) was making these bags at our retreat or sewing day. You guessed it - I don't remember. Hey - there are too many details to remember everything. I only remember IMPORTANT stuff.
Anyway - I had some extra fabric with me and she made me a bag. Isn't it cute????
|My little duffle bag|
Over the holidays, Ronda and I had a sewing day and she brought a whole bunch of little bags prepped and ready to sew. Here is what she accomplished that day. Pretty impressive.
|Ronda's duffle bags|
And I was trying to economize the supplies that were in the kit. Here is my first bag!!! Not bad and no mistakes on this one.
|Little duffle bag|
|The mistake is now fixed|
Now Ronda did tell me to watch this seam as it was better if the seam went away from the zipper. Did I listen??? Obviously not - look what I did................
|But I fixed it and looks much better|
|My first two bags - DONE|
|The fix on bag number three|
|Bag with NO mistakes|
|Tab to aid in closing the zipper|
|Perfect for tabs|
Well - I got busy and dug through the zipper box and dug through all the fusibles I had and well - I just couldn't help myself.
I came across this package of fusible - can you see the price tag on it???
|Check out the price tag|
|Here's a close up -|
Let's just say that the zipper box closes much easier these days, the fusible shelf is much neater and I've got some great gifts almost ready to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you want the pattern - it is called A Little Duffle Do it by Karen West.
|A Little Duffle Do it by Karen West|
On that note - have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!