Lizzie’s Project Bag #1+2

At a meeting of our local Patchwork & Quilting Group, Lizzie demonstrated these really useful project bags. The bag can be made out of scraps of whatever you have to hand. You could use an orphan block for the back or piece both the front and the back. For my initial project bag I used some scraps of Batik printed cotton that were left over after making my tiered skirt ‘Montana’ dress by Style Arc.

Additional requirements for making the bag are Bosal® foam wadding (or car headliner foam as used in bag-making), PVC (I used some clear vinyl purchased some time ago from The Range), a zip for the closure and binding 2¼ inch wide for the outer edges.

Following Lizzie’s comprehensive instructions I was easily able to complete the first bag in a couple of hours, including the quilting of the front and back sandwich with Bosal ®. My finished bag measures 14½ inches wide x 12½ inches high, plenty big enough to take A4 sheets of instructions etc for projects.

I was so pleased with the result that this morning I made another bag. This is slightly smaller as I used whatever remnants that I had to hand. The bag measures 12½ inches wide x 10¼ inches high and is still large enough to take an A4 sheet.

The zip pulls on each bag have been finished with a couple of coordinating tassels. I love that look!

Project #68-69 completed 20th October 2021