Monday, May 3, 2010

Small zippered bags

These were my first "in the hoop" embroidery projects.   I was amazed that they were so simple to do and I just kept making them, so my family will be the recipient of some of these.

I tried using some faux leather and it worked pretty well.  I wanted to try some ultra suede but in my tiny little town, the only fabric we have is in a Wal-Mart.  I guess I should be lucky that this one still has a fabric section.  Sometimes you need fabric and notions and just don't have time to drive an hour to get it at quilting stores.          

So many Wal-Marts are losing their fabric, which is kind of sad.  As much as I love the very nice quilting fabrics sometimes you just want inexpensive fabric for some projects.

I also liked using the variegated thread as in the top picture.  Every month I try to buy a few spools of embroidery thread to improve my thread stash.  My husband just doesn't get it.  I told him if I had that new embroidery machine I HAD to have the thread too!  LOL  Actually, he is really good to me, he just likes to give me a hard time!


  1. love these where did you get pattern?

  2. It is an Anita Goodesign pattern!

  3. Linda, I love your makeup bags! I went to the Anita Goodesign site and I couldn't find the designs. Can you tell me the name so I can do a search? Thanks!
    You do such lovely work!!!!