Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Falling Behind.

I have fallen so far behind in blogging and projects that I don't even know where to start.

So, I will start with one of the things I showed as a WIP in my last post.

I was working on this Hinzeit piece called Washday.

While stitching it I remembered this fat quarter with clothes pins in my stash.

With the finished piece and the fabric in hand, I made a project bag.

It is made by creating a bag with the fabric which has been backed with batting.  The bag is made just the slightest bit larger than a regular zipper top project bag you can buy at cross stitch shops.  There was nothing scientific about the layout.  I just created something that was pleasing to look at using what fabric I had and my finished piece.

When making the bag, leave the top unfinished and large enough to fold over.  Hand stitch at the fold line to the zipper.

I ran around the edge on the sewing machine just to give it a finished look.

Easy Peasy.  Just don't forget that you can't iron your finished bag because of the plastic project bag.

Happy Stitching.



  1. Lovely project bag. The stitchery would look great on a peg bag ready for hanging clothes on the line. Happy Stitching.

  2. Your wash day bag is adorable--such a perfect fabric, too! I can't get up my nerve to try one of those bags--especially with a zipper. Think I may give the velcro one a try soon, though :)

  3. You found the perfect fabric for this design, and the finished bag looks great