Finish It Up Friday ~ A Little Zip Bag

I don’t use my embroidery machine near as much as I should. Honestly, it intimidates me! But I decided to whip up a little project just to play a bit. The embroidery design came from Urban Threads. I used some parts of hubby’s old jeans to embroider on.

This design was supposed to have the body of the US in purple tones in the middle. I decided to embroider that part in red.

But my thread broke again and again! Ugh! I texted hubby and he told me to change the needle. Duh. Worked fine after that. But I wasn’t sure I liked the color in the middle anyway. So I tried again, just doing the last block of embroidery.

I thought it would make a cute zippered bag. My bag making skills are about as rusty as my embroidery skills!

I love this red print I bought out in AZ! It was perfect for the lining.

I sent this off in a care package for Daughter #2. I hope she finds it useful for something!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom Quilts, Celtic Stitches


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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12 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ A Little Zip Bag

  1. Julie Stocker says:

    Katy, I’m like you with certain things that are bothersome to use. I avoid them. But every once in a while I brave it, and it keeps me fresh. I’ve heard from others about finicky embroidery machines, and that’s one I’ve stayed away from. This is beautiful! You should do more of it. I never thought I’d be a fan, but it’s a sweet little project, and added a lot to the zip bag design. What’s your next idea?

  2. kris jarchow says:

    Seriously cool. You make it look so easy!

  3. TAMMY L STACK says:

    I like this a lot! Nice job!

  4. Who wouldn’t find a cute little zippered bag useful? I absolutely cannot (read do not) make little things like that. Even though I’m quite sure I have the skills and abilities (minus the embroidery machine) I just can’t get motivated or get myself to finish projects like that. Something in my brain blocks me. I can get started, but I’ll sooner finish a queen sized quilt than a tote bag, a potholder, or a little zippered bag! It’s ridiculous, but it’s true. So I’ve finally learned to leave that stuff alone! If I want it, I buy it! So I’m that much more impressed!

  5. That is very clever! Good idea to use the features of your machine.

  6. Pam Marbourg says:

    It’s a miracle-a machine at home could create something so fine and beautiful. And you make a lovely little bag from it.

  7. Sandi says:

    She’s going to love it! It’s really cute. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs,

  8. Amazing! I don’t have the patience for machine work but this is really fun.

  9. This bag would sell!

  10. Kathy D. says:

    Cute embroidery design; I also like Urban Threads’ designs! Your daughter will love this bag.

  11. Val W says:

    What a cute little bag. She’ll love it!

  12. Kathi says:

    Katy, that is a lovely little zipper bag you made and I love your embroidery decision.. the red would have been a lot of embroidery too! Glad you and your hubby work together to cure machine issues.. me and my honey do also 🙂 He is very good at fixing them… while I am the one that is good at making things with them! lol Hope your DD#2 loves it and thinks of you when she uses it!!! Kathi

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