Project Bags: sewing and embroidery on vinyl


You probably know I’m a big fan of organization. Everything in its place and a place for everything.

I love my hobbies. And every hobby has its tools and equipment. And all those tools need places to be stored!

Generally I have a lot of knitting projects on the go – I suppose I should be more organized by starting one, completing it, and then moving on to the next project but we all know that’s not the case.  So I decided to develop a project bag to store current knitting projects and keep all the pieces – pattern, yarn, needles, and anything else I need – all in one place.


I found this multi-size Oxford Pouch pattern from Kandou Crafts. It is a basic zip bag pattern.

Within my fabric stash, I found some faux leather (maybe you remember the purple from when I used it here) and decided to use that for my exterior fabric and exterior pocket to give the final product a nice, sturdy finish.

In doing that, I know that this type of material sometimes tends to “stick” when trying to work with it on my Janome Skyline S9 so I used the Acufeed Flex Dual Feed Foot to ensure all the pieces are stitched consistently.


Of course, thread choices are a big part of the sewing process. I settled on this variegated pink, purple, grey from Madeira.


It really makes this top stitching really pop.


To add a little personalization to the project bag, I added in some embroidery – which is super easy because the Janome Skyline S9 handles both sewing and embroidery.


The Janome AcuEdit app makes this really easy to do. I love all these little tools that help you get just the right letter (or object) placement. Right now I’m “scootching” over the letter “e” to just the right position.


And the Janome AcuSetter gets my final text positioned perfectly on fabric.

“Alexa… weave in all my ends” will ensure I always know this bag is designated for knitting projects.


The wifi feature on the Janome Skyline S9 makes it really easy to transfer my design to the Skyline S9.


I’m really happy with this new project bag. It has numerous pockets. Two inside and two outside pockets offer plenty of organizing option.


Don’t you just love it when your edges come together as you hope they do!


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Do you use project bags to organize your sewing supplies or other hobby tools?
What saying would you want to embroider on a sewing bag?

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1 Response to Project Bags: sewing and embroidery on vinyl

  1. Linda Fielding says:

    That quote on the bag was the laugh of my day…if only she could really weave those threads in. LOL!


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