Back in January, one of our DAMQG members, Lynn, held a class to make a Plus Sign Zipper Bag. It was her own design. Our guild came together for a Saturday sew-in and we all made these bags.
I decided to make mine in scrappy colors of red, yellow and orange. I did some homework ahead of time so that hopefully I could finish my bag on the sew-in day.
I pulled out all of my weird and random tan fabrics for the background. They just became a neutral and worked well with the warm reds and oranges.
Here you can see that unusually large stash of tan and brown scraps for the background squares. Where did they all come from?
We made two panels for the front and back.
Cookie cat came to inspect my work. Like he usually does. I think it passed.
And here is the finished project and I was able to get it done on the DAMQG Sew-in Saturday. I deviated from Lynn’s pattern a little and made faux leather handles for it. I really like it and it is a BIG bag and holds a lot!
Here is a picture of Lynn’s original tote that she made. Nice and scrappy. Don’t you love her little kitty zipper pull?
Lynn even provided these super cute bags as prizes for the day. Aren’t they adorable? I think I need to make some of those first aid bags as gifts.
And finally, here is a picture from the Detroit Area Modern Guild meeting showing off our lovely Plus sign bags.