War quilts - 3
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Starting a new project

I am getting ready to start a new project.  There is always the need to have something to put the project into keep it clean and transport it.  I would normally use a zippered plastic bag but have found that although these are good,  sometimes they don't fit the embroidery hoop and If I enclose cards of embroidery thread I misplace them or leave them lying around and then can't find them. 

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So for this project I have made a draw-string bag with a pocket inside for the pattern and embroidery tools.

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Years ago I bought a bundle of manufacturers samples to make skirts for little girls and I still have a bundle left over.  They are a light cotton (I think they are from the days before poly-cotton was so cheap), and all the pieces measured 7''x12".  I used 6 pieces to make the bag. Four for the bag, one for the pocket and one for the drawstring casing.

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I could have just overlocked the seams but I didn't have the overlocker threaded and I hate having to thread that machine.  So I used French seams so that I would not have any frayed threads getting on my work.  I joined two pieces each to make a front and back  then sewed a hem on the fifth piece for the pocket.

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I placed the pocket a little higher from the base and stitched a divider for the pattern and the embroidery tools.

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For the draw string casing I cut another piece of fabric in half and attached that to the top of the bag.  Stitching down from the top edge for a frill .  I still have a bundle of these pieces left over and have been keeping them for over 20 years.  Time to use them up.  I think I might make bags for my grand nieces.  The eldest is now 12  so bags like these are good for things that girls like to keep.

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All that was left to do was insert some cord and I had my bag.

Then I made a holder for the embroidery tools I would need.  Very quickly, with a scrap of lining fabric.  This has worked so well, but looks so bad, that I am going to remake it properly.

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Queeniepatch.blogspot.com

Great looking and practical bag!

RachelandDesign

What a great idea - designed by your experience and what you need a project bag to do!

Carolyn Foley


Thanks. At the moment it is working well.

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