Bag(s) for Mary Complete!

Bag(s) for Mary Complete!

Hip Hip Hooray!!! Mary’s bag is complete! Actually, I made her several…she’d asked for a simple zip pouch sized for her Nintendo 3DS-XL and another one for her boyfriend. After I made those, there were some scraps of her special tartan left (more about that here) so I decided to try to make more zip bags to use them up! Here’s the final tally:

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What a cool little stack!

I used Erin Erickson’s  2 Zip Hipster pattern; it’s so well written and very clever! There’s 2 pockets on the front, one zipped with a slip pocket behind it:

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The long strap is adjustable so you can wear it crosss body or just on your shoulder:

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The back is a full piece of the tartan:

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I stitched a thistle on the pocket, of course, it’s the national flower of Scotland!

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I love the topstiching details:

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Of course, there’s a second zipper, on the top!

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You can tuck the zipper down the side, or pull it out so when you zip it open you can open it all the way.

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Inside are 2 more pockets, one sized for Mary’s phone, the other for something a bit bigger (I can’t remember what, but we measured something very carefully so it fit, I resized the pocket so those two measurements would fit exactly.

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Next up: the zip bags for the 3DS-XLs. Mary’s boyfriend’s has Pac-Man on it!

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And Mary’s tartan one:

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Then, I used Erin Erickson’s “Neat and Tidy Zipped Pouches” tutorial (she really is the queen of sewing with zippers) to make Mary a tiny pouch for her ear buds:

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I had just enough fabric to make one more zip bag! I featured it on the top of a zip bag big enough for a knitting project, or cosmetics, or…. she’s a woman, she’ll find a use for it! 😉

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I had fun stitching a plaid pattern on the hand dyed blue fabric:

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Mary’s been following along on Instagram all weekend, she’ll come by after work today to pick up this sweet stack of tartan, zippy, awesomeness!!!

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