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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Almost Forgot!!

I almost forgot to post a pic of my project for the Fri. Night Sew~In. Sorry for picture quality~ I was in a hurry. I made only one zippered bag so far, but I now have several more zippers to make more! I was so happy w/the way it turned out, mainly because I haven't sewn a zipper in about 20 yrs!!! The pattern was wonderful to work with and great to follow ~ a Terry Atkinson's design. She gives great tips too!

I am really enjoying getting back into my sewing again!! I've already got one on order, so I have plans to make several more and in different sizes/styles too, so if anyone wants one ~ I'm taking orders. Just leave me a comment on here or email me. You can choose whatever colors you want, so just let me know. They are fully lined w/quilt shop fabric and fusible fleece which makes it feel so soft. This one is approx. 4 inches by 7 in.
These would make great yr. end teacher's gifts for teacher appreciation or a great little bag to hold your glasses/sunglasses or a make~up bag, etc. This one is just the right size to put in your purse. I put my contact case/solution in mine along w/a few other items or you could even use it as a little sewing pouch.

As most of you know by now, I will always be a 'prim' gal at heart, but sometimes I just feel the need for brighter, more whimisical colors for the warmer seasons. But if you'd prefer darker colors, just let me know. I've got plenty of darker fabric that would look wonderful as well. I will try my best to get some more made over the next few days and come back w/clearer pics so you all can get a better idea of what they look like.

Have a great wkend! Here's your quote for today: "Girlfriends put the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart."



Myra said...

Such a pretty little pouch. You did a great job with the zipper.

Prim n Raggedy said...

Love your zippered bags Tanya...I haven't put a zip in for years...had some bad experiences with them lol! Your journal covers have turned out really well & sounds like you had a fun time with your grandkids...a good excuse to act like a kid again yourself!
Carole x

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

Those are great!

Wendy said...

Hi there :)
Your little pouches/purses are really cute, glad to see you getting your 'sewing bug' back,lol!
I'm very impressed with the zips...never managed a successful zip myself :) usually give up and go for buttons or velcro strips..hahaha
Hugs Wendy x

Carol said...

Very cute pouch, Tanya! I haven't put a zipper in since I was in high school and I don't even want to say how many decades ago that was--you did a great job :)

Laura said...

Nice job on your cute pouch!

Christine said...

Hi Tanya! What a great little project I love how it turned out! Congrats for putting in the zip!! Hurray for your sewing skills! Must be like riding a bike!
They would would lovely teacher gifts! Good idea!
Best wishes

Country Prims said...

Hi Tanya,
Great job! Very professional looking and I knoe what you mean-it's sometimes uplifting to work with brighter colours:)

Thanks for visiting-it was great to get posting again!

Happy stitching,

Shazy x

Linda said...

Cute little bag! I've always wanted to make some...need to make time! :-) I too need to participate in the Friday Night Sew In. Everyone always gets so much done!!

Angie Berry said...

Cute idea, cute bag! I wouldn't even attempt a zipper, lol.