Sunday, June 6, 2010

Zippy Strippy, Cash & Carry, & Pockets to Go!

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As mentioned in a previous post, I’ve dived into Terry Atkinson’s  “Snip, Zip, & Go” headfirst… and I’m not sure when I’ll come up for air!

At the end of the previous post, I wrote, “I hope you have as much fun with this as I do…. I’m currently waiting for Wesley to come home from the shop with a complete zipper assortment for me to work with… I’ve got some sewing to do!”

He arrived, bag of zippers in hand… And then,

Wow!  I might need an intervention.  As I worked on one, I couldn’t wait to start the next.

Please note: in my excitement, I forgot to read the “Zippy Strippy” pattern instructions.  Hard to believe, I know :)

Laurie-Ann gently pointed out that the larger bags are supposed to include a little pleat at the bottom, so that they “stand-up”.  (See Terry’s pattern photo above… her bags angle in a little and have a bottom, and mine don’t).  I can still add that if desired… or I can just make more bags!

First I made a couple of smaller “Cash ‘n’ Carry” wallets, using scraps from a Fig Tree quilt I’m working on.  Lower pouch has a pocket, perfect for credit card or hotel room key card.



Then, the longer “Cash ‘n’ Carry” (perfect sized pouch for sunglasses or sewing supplies):

akblog5Then, an assortment of all three sizes of “Zippy Strippy”:


The pattern calls for scraps of 2.5” width… perfect for leftover jelly roll strips, or charm squares also work for the smallest size. But, I  found Honey Bun strips (1.5”) worked well (top bag), or just fabric remnants (middle bag body is not scrappy).

These were made from an “Eva” charm pack, and scrap yardage. I think they need some decorative buttons.


Then, I made a pair for the Hospice of the Hills silent auction (used both patterns).  The ric-rac was a fun touch:


Then, I made this set for my briefcase.  Large bag for power cords & plug-ins.  Smaller bag to hold my i-Pod. Used left-over honey-bun strips and added inner pockets to the pouch, to hold earphones & cord.


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Finally, I tried the third pattern, “Pockets to Go”.  Cube organizer shown here, and I’m nearly done with a coordinating  “Long” organizer.  I’ll add photos when able.



Although more work is involved in making the organizer than the little bags, every pattern is exceptionally well designed and written, making the process fun & easy.

For patterns and supplies, click here.