I’ve been intrigued by this tutorial, over at In Color Order, that Jeni put together, for quite some time. Maybe it is her fabric choices, I don’t know, but it’s been bookmarked, waiting for me to *need* a new bag!
I adore this Joel Dewberry, Majestic Oak, in Sunglow, fabric and had some left, from this computer sleeve I made at Christmas, and found myself ready to cut into it again.
I make a lot of these type bags because I like the organization of putting things into containers. Getting ready for a busy summer, with several trips, I decided I need a bag for my jewelry. Not my jewels, LOL, but my costume jewelry. I have to say I love all jewelry and I am especially loving all the big, chunky necklaces that are so popular now. They can be hard to pack, safely. I keep them each in their own smaller drawstring bag and decided to give this bag a go, to contain everything in one place.
So thinking I could whip this bag out in 15 minutes, just before I wanted to use it, I did.
Okay, maybe it took a little more than 15 minutes, but not much more. Jeni has clearly illustrated her tutorial. No fancy supplies needed, not even interfacing. Gotta love being able to whip something up with what you have on hand. Lots of pictures including her ironing board cover than makes me drool. (I see another quicky project in my future!)
What took me longest to figure out was in which directions the measurements went for my directional fabric. It helped to look at the drawing of the fat quarters. Duh. Maybe because I was using yardage, not fat quarters, that I was slowed up? Doesn’t matter, the bag turned out wonderful. I even had ribbon, to match, and didn’t have to fuss with making a drawstring! Bonus!
If you’re in need of an easy bag pattern check it out. This size finishes out at 10″ high by 7″ wide, perfect size for what I needed. Best of all, it’s free! Other sizes available with her pattern purchase. I can see so many possibilities with this bag. The next one will have pockets, containers within containers! Gotta love it!
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Make it a great weekend, everyone!