Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sporty Quilted Zipper Bags (with a rabbit?)

Quilted zipper bag

Over the next few weeks, I am going to share several projects that I made for Christmas gifts.  I couldn't share them before because it would have spoiled the surprise, but I can share them now!

These are for my sister.  She is SERIOUSLY into CrossFit and working out and her favorite colors are lime and purple.  She goes through phases where she gravitates to and uses one or a combination of colors to represent herself.  She also loves rabbits and her buddies have given her a lot of fun nicknames in reference to a rabbit/bunny.  Sounds strange, but it suits her.

Fabric for Zipper Bags

So I chose these fabrics for her... the lime and purple... she even has CrossFit shoes in lime and purple... the grey to soften and compliment the bright colors... and the bunny as sort of a label for her.

zipper bag quilted

I am crazy about these bunnies.   I am so happy with how they turned out.  She was surprised that I had made the bags for her and she loved them.  They were a big hit!

lime and purple zipper bag

I quilted them with straight lines, because I wanted them to be sporty. They are also a good size measuring at  9" by 6".  Not too big and not too small.

Lime and Purple Quilted Bag

I chose white zippers to compliment the quilting and the white bunnies.  I also love how the zipper tabs turned out, which is probably the most stressful part of the whole process.  I always get tense when it comes to sewing up the sides around the zipper tabs because I don't want them to get pinched or just messed up.  Thankfully the whole process went smoothly.

After making a handful of bags for Christmas, I feel a great deal more confident when it comes to sewing in zippers.

Purple lime zipper bag

I am excited that I finally get to share these with you.  Zipper bags are so easy and fun to make and are great to give as gifts.  The possibilities are endless.  The problem is... I am going to run out of people to make them for.  How many can I give to one person before it becomes too much?  

Happy Sewing!
Candace


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28 comments:

  1. I love the colors you choose. I love the purple and lime green - great combinations!!

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  2. These are adorable. Love the colors and the stitching.

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  3. These bags look like something you would see in a store. Very professional looking.

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  4. These are very cute. You could put them in your store, for sure. The bunnies could "sub" for the Izod alligator. :D

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    1. Ha ha! Thank you Pat! I like the idea of the bunnies subbing for the alligator.

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  5. Uh…can you give me the gift of sewing with nice zipper tabs?! It alludes me. Also, we must discuss the Janome zipper foot!

    The bags are great and that grey really does help to soften those vibrant colors. Nice finish!

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  6. These are super cute!! I also hate zipper tabs and I've given up on them. Yours look great tho!

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  7. These are awesome! I especially love the little square of Modern Whimsy!!!!

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  8. Really? Another zipper bag requires such hipe? Oh come on creative people dig deep and come up with some fresh ideas.

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  9. WTF Quilt Fabric Pizass? Did you mean to say that out loud? P.S. It's hype.

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  10. Love your zipper bags and in my opinion, you can never have too many.

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  11. Can never give too many handmade gifts!! I love them too!

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  12. I love, love, LOVE these! Fantastic!

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  13. Cute, sporty and professional. Great wee bags.

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  14. These are cute little bags, love that rabbit, what a great idea!

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  15. the rabbits look like they were made to go there! what a neat, personal touch. I'm sure she absolutely loved them!

    Thanks a bunch for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  16. LOVE the color combo, but seriously that little rabbit pushes them over the top into the designer realm. LOVE them!

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  17. Thank you everyone for all the sweet compliments!!

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  18. I admire zipper bags all over the place and have yet to make some. Putting the little rabbit on there is so creative. Very clever of you. Purple and Lime never fail to impress and motivate. Let's sew! :)

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  19. That is one of my favorite fabrics by that designer and I like your idea to place the bunny on your pouches:)

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  20. This are fab! I love the rabbit detail :)

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  21. You can never have too many zipper bags!! Love the colors and the bunny. :)

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  22. I really adore these! Great colors - my favorite!

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  23. I think your zipper bags are adorable. Hype it all you want!!!

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  24. Oh, Candace...I just love these! Great color combo...and the little rabbit...perfect touch! You can NEVER have too many zippered bags...NO NEVER!!!

    Sweet blessings,
    Laura

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  25. Thanks for the post.......it is really a good piece of article. The bags are very attractive, flexible and handy to take. http://www.macobag.com/pouches/zipper-pouches.php

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