Hi habibis! Happy Wednesday!
Today I’ve got more bags to show you. First, I made some shoe bags. I saw this post on Kellita Makes and I thought shoe bags would be a great idea for traveling. I went back to the post a couple of weeks ago and clicked through – in October Kellita posted links to several tutorials and I chose this one. I didn’t follow her instructions 100%. When you fold the top down to sew the space for the ribbon, she sewed two seams, one at the very top to form a tube. I skipped the top seam and simply sewed the one bottom seam.
One of these bags was a present for Spry. I used this cute red check print – gifted to me by our mutual friend Nikki – and rather than ribbons I used (no joke) the straps from my bridesmaid’s dress for my brother’s wedding. We never used the straps, and when I went to throw them away I thought perhaps I could use them instead. I ripped the little garment hooks off the straps and threaded them through. I love the pop of blue against the bright red.
I made two shoe bags for myself, using leftover green fabric from my brother’s wedding quilt. I made a third bag that’s extra big, for boots or for laundry.
I made a slightly more complicated bag for my projects. I’m slowly progressing through an embroidery sampler T-Rex gave me, and I wanted a bag large enough that I could just slip it in, with a pocket to carry around my embroidery thread and other little notions that go with it. I decided to use the leftover green fabric, as well, but I wanted to use a lining just in case, on the off chance that the dark green might bleed onto my projects. (Paranoid? Probably.) The bag is lined in a cream print with little crescents and the pocket is lined in scraps of yellow I’d used to back my grandma’s yellow and orange quilt.
I used batting scraps to make it sturdier. I quilted the layers to hold them together.
I made this little pocket for notions and I used ribbon and the buttons from my Aunt D for closures.