Project Bags: sewing and embroidery on vinyl

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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.

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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.

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

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It really makes this top stitching really pop.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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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