The Wonderful Beautiful Practical World of Project Bags!!!
No more ziplock bags for me ^.^
A project back is a zippered, draw string, or other type of bag specifically to keep a crochet/knit project in. Kinda makes sense huh? Anywho, I first decided to make one to house my California travel project. So I dug through my fabric stash and found a couple prints to use.
For the pattern, I just googled instruction for making a zippered bag. It came out pretty good for a first go :) And now I'm completely smitten with the idea of keeping my things in project bags.
Now, of course, I wanted to make more for new projects, and because these little bags were in my mind - I was bitten by the fabric stashing bug. I started gathering fat quarter cuts and bits from Joann's remnant basket and jumped right into the sewing. This time I used Nicole of Hue Loco's Holiday Bag pattern. The pattern was written very well and the accompanying tutorial video helped with any questions I ran into.
A couple days after starting my second project bag, I had 4 new bags made! I love how they came out and I've been putting them to work regularly ^.^ I do want to make a couple more in a larger size for projects bigger than socks. I've put together some preliminary fabric combos and hopefully I'll get to work on those in the coming weeks. Well... after I buy a zipper foot for my sewing machine because I've been struggling along without one so far.
Getting back into sewing has definitely rekindled my love for the craft. I've been daydreaming of all the new clothes I could make with a bigger work space. (I'm currently sewing on the corner of the dining room table.)
So yeah!! Happy crafting to me! ^.^