Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Simple Zipper Bags | Video Tutorial

Happy June! It seems summer is officially in full gear once the calendar turns to June! This is a busy week here at my house and especially on the blog...I have a lot of things to share with you. First up is a tutorial for my Simple Zipper Bags!

Back in March I went to Fat Quarter Shop and filmed a video tutorial for these bags--I promise that even if you've never sewn a zipper, you'll be able to make these fun bags!

Here is the video...I think this was one of the first ones we filmed...I was a little nervous at the beginning, but once we got going it was really so much fun!


I love that one Moda Mini Charm pack (Moda Candy) will make two bags; the directions in the video are for the larger bag, but by leaving off one row you can also make a smaller bag.

These bags are great for so many things...I've used them for travel, for sewing retreats (lots of sewing supplies fit), and they are also wonderful for keeping kids treasures in on car trips! They also make great gifts for family and friends. I've used Soft and Stable in my bags which makes them good for keeping phones and tablets safe while traveling, too.

The ladies at Fat Quarter Shop have made some really fun versions of the bag, and they're also doing a sew along for this pattern. Some of the very talented people sewing along are listed below!

Erin from Why Not Sew?
Kitty from Night Quilter
Leanne from She Can Quilt
Vanessa from Lella Boutique
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Sherri from A Quilting Life
Cristy from Love You Sew
Leslie from Seasoned Homemaker
Tiffany from Tiny Seamstress

If you make the bag, please let me know...I'd love to see them!  You can send me a photo or post on Instagram with the hashtag #simplezipperbag
 (you can find me at @aquiltinglife on Instagram).

I'll be back later today with our Popsicle quilt parade...thanks so much for stopping by!


Hildy said...

I love making bags and will give these a try! Thanks for making a tutorial for us you (and Kimberly) are so sweet!

Judy said...

Thank you So Much! I loved your video!!

Mary Burnette said...

thank you! I plan on making several!

Lucy said...

Your bags are so nice. I want to try and make some.

Karen said...

Great video -- you don't look nervous at all! I foresee using some of my mini charm stash to make these for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the great gift idea.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

So sweet. I want to make these now!!
Sherri you are the best!!

La Pecora Nera said...

Thank you to share, great video. Congrats

Lesley said...

What a great little zipper bag! Will definitely make a few. Thanks!

Paige said...

Great job on the video! I'll be making some to these...thank you!

Mindy said...

Hi Sherri--- I have been having so much fun working on my bags!!!! This is the first bag I have ever bound. I was wondering if you could share how you end the binding on the bag???
Thanks for all of the tutorials you did at FQS, I loved them all!!!

famr_4evr said...

My girls are needing to become more organized. I'm thinking a smaller version of this is just what they need. Thanks for the tutorial!

Bari Jo said...

I am behind on blog reading and saw this now - Love it and wanted to thank you for taking the time to share this with us! Can't wait to make some for gifts! xoxo

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