|Time to update|
I also have this deep down desire to make my own bags....I have been "collecting" bag patterns for several years...have attempted a few purses and such, some were definitely "homemade" vs "handmade" but I am getting better. I'm not making them to sell (don't worry your pretty little head Miss Vera I will never be a competitor) I just make them for my own pleasure. A few I might give a way...a few get donated to the thrift shop (I figure a sweet young girl would be thrilled with them and not be hypercritical with the construction or the fabric choice). But mainly I just like the challenge of making them and using them.
Recently one of my favorite designers, ByAnnie.com released a brand new design called Zip It Up! and I was chomping a the bit to get my hands on this pattern. It arrived in my mailbox yesterday!!!
I didn't take "in process" photos because Annie does a great job of having clear and precise directions, not to mention tutorials and fabulous Craftsy classes...Instead I'm going to share with you my photos and give you a little behind the scenes commentary of "what was she thinking?"....
|Small Zip It Up Case to fit iPad Mini|
|Interior of Small Zip It Up Case|
|Double Sided Thread Holder|
|Interior filled with fun|
I must say that the construction (minus the quilting done previously) took less than 3 hours. The pattern instructions, as I said earlier, are simply wonderful. I still struggle a bit with making a pretty machine binding but I am getting much better at it, especially since I started using the ByAnnie Pressing Tool and Wonder Clips.
By the way, did ya notice the zipper pulls are a different color than the zipper? I think that just adds to the fun!
Everything came together, the case zipped up just fantastic - my iPad Mini with it's cover case fit into the front pocket and I thought I was good to go, calling it a day...and then I remembered...In my Vera iPad sleeve I kept my charger and ear buds...oh my...that's an important ingredient!
Leftovers are a wonderful thing - and not just for dinner...yep, there were quilted leftovers and of course I have extra vinyl and smaller zippers on stand by.... it's not the best workmanship but it serves its purpose...
|Small Vinyl Zippered Pocket|
Holds iPod Charger and Ear Buds
Now to fit it all in....
|Techie things added to the case|
|Mesh stretches - you can get a lot in mesh pockets!|
|It all fits!|
|This case is stuffable!|
|Zip It Up!|
Until next show and tell - may your days be pieceful and may your true peace be found in the Lord Jesus, my Creator and true inspiration for all things, not just quilts and crafts!
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.