I managed to sew 2 bags as birthday presents for my sister-in-law. The gathered zipper bag is also my goal for December OMG. So glad I managed to finish them. To say the truth, I am rather pleased with the 2 bags. I hope the recipient will like them as much as I do.
The Japanese Knot Bag or Grab Bag.
I followed the tutorial from AllPeople Quilt. I will definitely make more. This bag is so cute.
The Gathered Zipper Pouch.
I followed the tutorial here. I will use fabric of a different colour the next time I sew this bag.
When I pattern tested for Jantine at UrbanStyleJantine, I sewed a tote for myself by modifying her pattern and using a tutorial by So Sew Easy . The pictures below show the 2 sides of the tote.
This bag was made from a quilt sandwich that I practised long arm quilting on. I had planned to trash this quilt sandwich. So glad I did not throw it away. See the transformation. LOL.
The yellow/purple rose on the tote bag was made with Quick point Scallop ruler. This ruler has a variety of uses. I had used this ruler to add scallops to the edge of the Baby Citrus quilt. Nothing like a ruler with multiple uses. 🙂 Let’s take a look at the recessed zipper on the bag. I think the gusset for the zipper should be longer for better coverage of the bag opening. Well next time…