Posts Tagged ‘materials’

… in my faaaabric baaalooooon!

puffy project bag top

I made this poofy thing as an experiment with puffy interfacing and quilting weight fabric.  I really like the results, it is light, stands on its own, and seems big enough for a smallish project.

puffy project bag side seam

puffy project bag with yarn for scale


Read Full Post »

zip zip zip!

A quick note to share my YKK zipper color card.  I am in love.  I plan to order all sorts of zippers, I am working on pockets and closures.  If you are a knitter, do not worry – I don’t want your yarn caught in a zip, either.

YKK zipper color card

I was in ‘the zone’ with my color card the other night, and when I came up for air, I saw my table with fresh eyes and had to take a picture.  Sometimes I wonder if I am spending exponentially more time than anyone else, ever, in developing bag designs rather than just making stuff and ‘going for it’.  I am aware that choosing colors in the middle of the night is really dumb, but when the color card has just arrived….well.  Gotta do what I gotta do.

selecting zipper colors for fabrics

hee hee, what a mess.  The sun is up, I’m gonna review my choices.

Read Full Post »

gearing up

The development of tote bag patterns and all the other bag designs I’ve been working on fast and furious aren’t ready to debut yet – but I am having a wonderful time working on it.

I am inspired by the feedback from my friends about what they’d like in a bag and also which of the fabric swatches are their faves. Every friend of mine so far has had a different favorite! Awesome!

Before I show my work publicly, I am gathering materials so I will share those photos.

tap plastics haul

I have so many ideas and there are so few hours in every day that I am flying around all day, every day, and enjoying every minute of it.

I ask for comments letting me know what a bag should be. What should your bag say about you and what functions should it serve?

For example, my friend David wants a man’s bag. I want a projects-on-the-move bag for “work” ranging from reading materials and my sketchbook to knitting projects.


Read Full Post »