I’m so spoiled by these in-the-hoop little bags. I’ve made them before, and on a day when I want to be productive, they are perfect. They don’t require a lot of concentration, and they stitch up pretty quickly if you build them assembly line style.
I have learned to cut my fabric and batting ahead of time and line it all up on an extra table. I add in the matching zipper, and it’s ready to go. I love these bright layer cakes from Bonnie and Camille for projects like this. “Little Ruby” suited me just fine. But the advantage of a layer cake is that most of the cutting is done. All the pieces are 10 x 10 or various cuts by 10 inches.
I stitch everything down on all the bags, take them out of the hoop and toss them aside while the next one sews out. When they are all sewn, then I sit down and pull out the tear-away stabilizer, trim the edges and finally, press.
People just love these little bags…they can be used for anything. The bright color combinations are so cheerful. I think I’m going to see if I can make some that use charm packs. These are “cosmetic bag” sized. Charm packs would be “coin purse” sized, but they would really go fast, and I might be able to put a few in a hooping.
That will have to be my next experiment.