Saturday, July 21, 2012


It is a rainy Saturday morning and I want to do something fun, easy, bright and cheerful.

The first Zippy, Strippy Bag I made was very bright yellow with fish print fabric.  I made it in my Friday morning Bee Friends quilting group.

Today I am looking for something out of the ordinary.

I have a collection of selvages that I have saved for a long time just waiting for a project to make with them.  Today is the day to pull them out.
 I sorted the selvages first.
Then I collected my pattern, zipper, and lining fabric.

Then I pressed the lining to the fusible fleece.

It seemed like it would be a better idea to attach the selvages on the diagonal.

Two panels completed.

The purple dotted fabric looked so cute and funky when I added it to the selvages.

While I was at the machine I decided to do this one in Batiks.

On this one I put the contrast piece on the bottom.

These are very addictive.  Now I want to make some more.  Ideas are flying around in my head for color and fabric combinations.

Yes, it made the rainy day go by faster and I hardly noticed the rain that made yard work impossible today.



  1. Sandi those are GREAT! Good lordy...something MORE for me to save (selvages)...that is just the cutest and love the batiks too! Now you make me wanna run to my sewing room and start cutting off all my selvages! LOL

    1. I understand, Lynn! It is something new all the time, isn't it?

  2. I like the design of the bags especially the one on the diagonal.

    Good for you for producing these on a rainy day.