Saturday, December 11, 2010

FNSI - the results blog!!

This was my first Friday Night Sew In and it really helped me get motivated!!I got a lot accomplished yesterday! I tried out the gathered clutch tutorial over at Noodlehead. I LOVE it!! Once I got the hang of the zipper tabs, I was able to crank them out. The first two bags corners are a bit iffy, but I may just keep them and use the others as gifts. I used 2 fat quarters per bag and had lots of scraps left over! I used 9" zippers (I couldn't find 8" ones anywhere and just cut them down to size)....These make great gifts!
All lined up
The whole line up. I also cut fabric yesterday to make 3 more - Can you say addicted?!?!

First bag completed...

Here is the first one...Didn't quite get the corners right, but added a D ring and wrist strap. The one has both the divider and card pockets.

Card pocket

It only took me to the second one to figure out the zipper tabs (yeah, me!!) Inside view of the card pocket - with a handmade twill label. I'm hoping Santa brings me some pre-printed labels from etsy!

Divider Pocket

And a final shot of one with a divider pocket!

I'm planning on a red one with a cute Christmasy stripe with a Biggby coffee card for my mail lady too!  I may make a few without either pocket style - I think they'd make great little bags to stash stuff in your purse too....Seriously, is there a support group for these?!?!


  1. Yay first FNSI! :) They are great motivators! Great job with the little clutches...I have made a few too and they are addicting. There is just something about being able to start and finish a project in a short amount of time.

    Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  2. Congratulations!! Your first FNSI and you won! I am oozing jealousy here. Your clutch bags are adorable. I'll be watching to see what else you come up with. Happy quilting!