Friday 29 May 2020

Zip It Up bags

A couple of weeks ago I watched Tula Pink's video launching her new black and white fabric line - Linework (It won't be available for months yet, so don't panic).  Towards the end of the video Tula showed two Zip It Up! bags she had made.  I thought they looked amazing so I dashed off and ordered the pattern from the Ribbon Rose in Auckland.

Here's a link to Tula's video.  The bags appear at about 22 minutes in.

Of course we can't get Linework yet, so I ordered some half yards of Tula's Homemade range for my bag.

I hadn't seen Homemade in real life, but I was very happy with it when it arrived.  I love how green the "Cut Once" fabric is, and I was very impressed that the squares really are 1", just like on my ruler.

I machine quilted the exterior with a pretty pink Aurifil, using a design from Jacqui Gering's Walk book.

A secret pocket on the back

The pattern has a pocket on the front of the outside, and then two pockets on the inside - one mesh and one vinyl.  I didn't like the idea of sewing vinyl on my sewing machine, so I made two mesh pockets, and I changed the exterior pocket from the front to the back.

And then I decided to make a smaller second Zip It Up! bag while I was at it.

The secret pocket on the back

I used a different design from Jacqui Gering's Walk book to quilt the Pokemon fabric. I enjoyed experimenting with different quilting designs.

The selvages on this Pokemon fabric are great, so I decided to incorporate them too.  (The fabric was purchased in Japan some years ago.)

Yes, it's a Gameboy Advance! A Zelda special edition.

So that's my latest experimentation with a Pattern by Annie.  Annie has so many great patterns.  Maybe I'll do a wrap up of all the bags I've made from her patterns in my next post.

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Soma @ said...

They look fabulous!


Gretchen Weaver said...

Very nice bags, I love the fabrics you used! Have a great week of stitching!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have one of Jackie's books and two of her classes - if I would do machine quilting it is the only way I would do it is like she does. I like those bags.

chrisknits said...

I love by Annie patterns!!! I will definitely need to check that one out. Lovely fabrics, I had the scissors one in the blue color way, I must have that one!!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

I made one of those Zip it Up Bags a few years ago when I tested that bag for Annie. Annie has so many bags and most of them are so useful too.

Sewing Up A Storm said...

I love your little bags. They look like something great to use for take along projects to keep it all organized. I have a weakness for making bags and containers and have way more than I need but they are so cute, quick and fun to make I just can't help myself.

FlourishingPalms said...

Hey there, Wendy! I really like your bags! They seem so practical. Will you keep the Tula one for yourself? How will you use it? I’m not a fan of Tula fabrics, but can sure picture this in other prints. I’ve made Annie’s patterns before too. She’s very clear and thorough with her instructions. Thanks for sharing your lovelies. I hope everything is going well in NZ, and that you’re getting out again.

Jenny said...

I've got that quilting book too, it's certainly full of inspiration.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Wendy, those are great bags. It looks like a wonderful pattern - so much attention to details.