A post from Kelli–
Two weekends ago, I was talking to mom on the phone. We were talking about shelving for the closet in her sewing room. She was wanting new shelves and we had seen some when we had stopped in Minnesota, but she couldn’t remember what store it was at. After a little bit of talking, we decided to make a go of it (And she told me we could go get drinks at McDonalds).
On our way down, we stopped at Merry’s Stitchins in Jesup. I had never been there and I was sure glad that we stopped. One of the things that I’ve wanted to work on is trying new things, so I decided to go full bore! I found this super cute bag pattern and picked up a few sets of fabrics and some zippers. Yes you heard that right–The pattern called for zippers and I still was going to try and make it.
I got home and started reading the pattern on Sunday. After digging for a good hour or so, I remembered that I had thrown out the fusible fleece that I had bought some time ago for a different bag project. I decided to do a bit of improvising and used some spray adhesive and warm and natural that I had on hand. Before long, I had this–
Isn’t the fabric cute? I love the little dogs on there. And before I knew it–Waalaa!
In total it took maybe an hour or so…and that was mostly becasue I didn’t really know what I was doing as I had never really sewn anything with a zipper. The only thing that I didn’t really like about the pattern is the way that the lining on the inside is unfinished….So I spent a bit of time looking around on pinterest….
And after checking out a few tutorials (including this one–https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408626.0&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=) I had made this little one!
I have had the fabric from some bags I made a long time ago, but still had some scraps of. I like this one a bit more because the lining is separate from the outside which allows the lining to have a more complete finished edge. This one was a bit quicker too, mostly because I had learned how to do the zipper which has always been my previous hangup.
Then I got to thinking (which does happen on occasion) and I’m considering maybe making and selling a few. Not that a full time job, part time job, and very involved hobby doesn’t keep me busy enough…So this is my question to you all–Have you ever used Etsy or something similar? I would be tweaking the bags a bit yet so it would be my own pattern. How much would you pay for a smaller bag? What is your advice? I don’t have anything set in stone yet…Just looking for some input!
And as far as the bag thing goes in the title–I’m not necessarily, but don’t ask Jason as my dishwasher has been broke for quite some time and he keeps saying that he’s going to fix it which he finally did today, but he wasn’t too happy about it.