Project: Zippered pencil bags
10" or longer zippers
grommets or extra large eyelets (get the "kit" that has the hammer-ready setting tools in it!)
(optional) clear plastic for a "window" in your bag
patterns/instructions: here and here
We had seven people show up for NeedleReads this month. Four people were attending their first NeedleReads class-welcome! This month's project was pencil bags. Most participants were excited about the zipper lesson and almost everyone left with a finished project (including Magda who, after an unexpected sewing slip-up, decided to change her zipper bag into a microwaveable rice pillow which she liked even better, hooray for happy accidents!) or at least with a very clear idea of the few steps they still needed to do at home in order to finish their bag. It was so crazy busy that I forgot to take pictures until the last minute, so here's a few to give you a peek into this week's class:
(faux fur and flannel make for interesting textures on your bag!)
check out those great grommets that allow K. to clip this into her three-ring binder. Great work, everyone! See you next month!