Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Some March finishes :)

I got a good number of bags completed in March - these are just some of them.  I delivered 28 boxy bags to Belinda's Place, and the 9 below, which we'll deliver this week, mean that there are enough bags for the residents of each room.   I'll continue to make bags because homeless shelters never empty.  Fortunately I have stash.  Lots of stash.  And lots of zippers!  ;)

Boxy bags :)

Flex frame bags :)

I'm particularly fond of these flexies!  The last time we bought eyeglass cleaner @ Costco, it came with multiple eyeglass cleaner cloths.  We couldn't use all of them, so I saved 3 and tucked one in each of these bags.  I think these will be very handy, and they're certainly cute :)
Working on my black and white scraps - 6 flexies :)

Orange scraps flexy :)

I was working on using my stash of black and and white scraps and the last of my flex frames - by the time I finished the 6 pack above, I was really tired of that colour combo, so I broke out a different bag 'o scraps :D   Orange for the win!  ;)  I'm now out of these small flex frames so I've ordered more from Ebay, and have started prepping fabrics for more pouches:D  They're so easy to make - the frames are simple to install, and the end result is an awesome - and useful! - bag :)

In case anyone gets a hankering to make some similar flex frame bags, here's the math I used for these ones:

  • sunglasses case uses a 10cm frame, and I cut my quilted and/or interfaced fabric to 5"w x 7.5"t (X 2 outer and 2 lining).  Casings - 4 1/4"w x 2.5"t (X 4 pieces)
  • the larger pouches use a 12cm frame, with quilted/interfaced outer and lining fabric cut to 6"w x 7.5"t.  Casings - 5 1/4"w x 2.5"t (X 4 pieces)
  • I use the width of my presser foot for a seam allowance - it's a bit wider than 1/4" - it doesn't really matter what the exact number is, as long as it's 1/4" "ish" :)
Of course ymmv and you can use whatever size cuts that work for you :D  My list is just the sizes I used for the finishes I wanted, or to use up the scraps of fabric and batting I had on hand :)

Apr. 27/18 -- OOPS!  I scheduled this post to go live on April 3, and didn't check to see if it had done so.  It didn't - I forgot to hit publish so it was still in draft mode, LOL. 

1 comment:

  1. You were BUSY in March. The people who run the homeless shelter will be very grateful for your boxy pouches, as will the recipients.


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