The Two Zip Hipster Bag

This pattern was given to me by a quilting friend.  We have been sewing every second sunday since Sept. The Two Zip Hispter PDF Pattern is from the Dog Under My Desk site.

I have made one other Dog Under My Desk pattern which is called the Circle Earbud Pouch Tutorial. The full tutorial is here.The earbud pattern is the perfect gift for teenagers.  I usually make one for my daughter to put her friend’s birthday money in.

Back to the bag.  This pattern in not for beginners.  I am thankful I had a comfort level with bag making and zippers.  There are may pages of instructions and images which were invaluable – and sometimes I had to read several times to really ‘get’ it.  I have a habit of trying to speed through patterns and this pattern is one in which you would want to take your time!  I had to rip and resew many aspects of the bag, but it paid off!

I love it!  The material is kinda loud, garish, and in your face.  It was from my stash and the next one will be more calm in nature. I also chose to use metal zips which was a new experience for me and resulted a few broken needles 🙂

This bag is fully lined has a great small zipped exterior pocket plus a drop-in pocket.  The main compartment is deep and has side pockets for your cell or pens, etc.  Below are pics of the partial constructed bag and the final project.

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Another Bag!

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I have finally ran out of silk ties to sew with. All I have left are 2 inch squares. After making a large bag from my favorites, I also made a small bag for my mom’s birthday – Forgot to snap a photo. This is the final bag which is a combination of up cycled navy trousers and the last of the ties. I like the colors. The pattern is super easy and not sure how many more bags will be a result. I seem to have brain lock on making these bags. And other ideas of how I can re use ties to add accents garments or other projects are swimming in my head. Taking suggestions on something else to create?

I used the retired pattern by Michelle’s patterns – the cross over bag.

Brainlock – Cross Over Bag

It all started with a bag of thrifted ties for $5.99. I really wanted to buy all 4 but thought that might be too greedy. Plus I have about 3 quilts started but not finished.

I decided to create the cross over bag from Michelle’s Patterns. I purchased about 6 retired patterns she was clearing out. This pattern comes in size medium and small.

The first bag I made turned out great! I love the silk tie look and used the tie label on the front of the bag. All the ties in this bag are non-diagonal and have a very retro look. If only the ties could talk!

The second bag made was small. I love the look of the bag using all diagonal stripped ties. I dont have an image because I gave it to my mom for her birthday.

I am now on my third bag – a small bag which is part tie material, part recycled cotton. I am running out of ties!

Not bad for $5.99 🙂

Here is the pattern. But it can not be purchased anymore as it has been retired. http://keyka.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/07/cross-body-bag-sewing-pattern.html

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