Wednesday, August 07, 2013

My Updo Bag Project ~ The Knitted Bag Redo

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Just like R-Chee & I promised on Monday, here is the 4th bag we redid together while sitting in the Summer sun & shade provided by our patio umbrella!

We are having so much FUN making up new projects for us to learn things about and share with you!

Today, we are going to show you the new zipper we learned to sew into our already knitted bag!

You can use this tutorial we found to sew a zipper into any crocheted, knitted or fabric project!

All you have to do is measure the opening of your bag or pouch and buy a zipper that is 1" or 2" longer.
Then just follow the directions of the tutorial to pin and hand or machine sew in your zipper.

We chose to hand sew ours as I am not a super confident sewer on my sewing machine! :)

After I sewed in our powder blue zipper, I decided to sew some orange pom pom trim around the bag to give it a more whimsical look.

Ta Da!

What do you think?

I was so amazed at how easy it was to do!

Now I have a brand new purse or project bag to enjoy!

What new things have you taught yourself to do this Summer?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to learn them too!

Thank you for always sharing with us!

R-Chee and I are so lucky to have friends like you that we can play with and have our own art camp with all year long!

Melissa & R-Chee


Joan of LLD and ART is A Rhapsody Treasure said...

Hey There Melissa!

Your bag will look adorable with a pair of jeans and a cute little hat with orange on it! I love pom poms!

Speaking of art camp. I just finished learning a couple things from Carla Sonheim's Summer Art Camp. I didn't teach myself...but I learned!

Have a fun week.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Another gorgeous bag! I think knitted bags look so retro and I agree, the pom-poms are the perfect touch!
You will be spoilt for choice with bags soon :)
Lynne x

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh and we love all the colors together! The zipper xolors just add that more magic to the bag.
We have been experimenting with our yarn in our yarn bag. You make us want to play along too!