Perfect Zip Bags Inspiration ~ Personalized Hobby Bag

on November 28 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 29 Comments

You can receive a free copy of the Perfect Zip Bags Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman (a $10 value) with your order of $30 or more. Check out this post for all the details. Every day throughout the promotion we’re posting examples of ways in which you can present the bags as gifts. Check out the Bento Box Bag from Day 1, the Bare Essentials Bag from Day 2, and the Quilted Gadget Bag from Day 3. We’d love to see your ideas of how to make a Perfect Zip Bag a great gift–please share in the comments!

Personalized Hobby Bag

When I’m trying to think of great holiday gifts, the recipient’s hobby often comes to mind. The trick is thinking of something that the person doesn’t already have. Presenting a small hobby gift, such as a compact flash card or a new set of colored pencils, in a personalized bag can make a wonderful gift that everyone can appreciate.

Fabric

Camera Bag: Essex Linen and Lark by Amy Butler

Lola Bag:  Essex Linen and Stitch by Betz White

Perfect Zip Bag

style B large

Interlining

cotton flannel

Embroidery

For the Lola bag I simply wrote the name in water-soluble ink, then used a running stitch to do the embroidery. On the camera bag, I used this template from Crafty CPA (thank you!) I had to reduce it quite a bit to fit on my bag, which made some of the stitching a bit tricky, but all-in-all, I think my photographer husband will enjoy it.

Modification

On the back of these bags I put in zippered welt pockets for extra little tools you might not want bumping around with the rest of the contents. For great instructions on putting in this type of pocket, see this tutorial written for Sew,Mama,Sew! by Autum of Creative Little Daisy. Autum also explains how to use a glue stick or double-sided tape to insert a zipper, rather than pins, which is a technique that I use for all my zippers.

I hope you’ll be inspired to use the Perfect Zip style B to create your own Personalized Hobby Bag! Please share your ideas for personalizing and gifting this type of bag.

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29 Responses to Perfect Zip Bags Inspiration ~ Personalized Hobby Bag

  1. […] Box Bag from Day 1, the Bare Essentials Bag from Day 2, the Quilted Gadget Bag from Day 3, the Personalized Hobby Bag from Day 4,  the Waterproof Bags from Day 5, and the Super-Special-Fabric Bags from Day 6. I made […]

  2. Amy G. says:

    I love the embroidery on those bags!

  3. Lindsay F says:

    So cute!

  4. Toni-Anne says:

    Thanks for the heads up I have “twigged” for a gift for my sister! Just perfect..

  5. […] Box Bag from Day 1, the Bare Essentials Bag from Day 2, the Quilted Gadget Bag from Day 3, the Personalized Hobby Bag from Day 4, and the Waterproof Bags from Day 5. We’d love to see your ideas of how to make a […]

  6. […] Box Bag from Day 1, the Bare Essentials Bag from Day 2, the Quilted Gadget Bag from Day 3, and the Personalized Hobby Bag from Day 4. We’d love to see your ideas of how to make a Perfect Zip Bag a great […]

  7. This is adorable! And a great gift idea…!

  8. Tiffany says:

    Very Fun!

  9. Jacque says:

    These are great ideas for giftgiving! Very inspiring to see how it’s done!

  10. Beth T says:

    I love that idea–why is it I never think of these things on my own, and then when I see them here they seem so natural?

  11. Tina L. says:

    These bags are so versatile. I would love to make just big enough to hold my sock knitting.

  12. Page says:

    I need to make a bunch of these as soon as I get my boxes unpaacked in my new sewing room!

  13. Gina says:

    I might appliqué a little something on the front. The embroidered camera is great.

  14. Jennyroo says:

    I love little project bags! These are the best!

  15. Sherly says:

    love the modified version!

  16. Chris says:

    The zip bags are so cute! love the camera one!

  17. kathyh says:

    I like the extra zippered compartment. It makes these small bags very versatile.

  18. D Tepen says:

    love the camera embroidered bag!

  19. lisa says:

    i like.

  20. Anne Marie says:

    Great little bag – thanks.

  21. Lorrie says:

    So many great ideas for these bags!

  22. Julie says:

    such a cute idea!

  23. Suzanne says:

    This is such a versatile pattern. Thanks, SMS & Elizabeth!

  24. Njeri says:

    I love the idea of putting a zipper on the side. Thanks for the gift ideas.

  25. Melissa says:

    Cute! Love versatile projects!

  26. Natalia says:

    Cool ideas, thank you!

  27. Marianne says:

    I love those zip bags. I need to make one for our little iPod and headphones.

  28. linda says:

    great ideas!

  29. Angela says:

    I love the unfinished edge on the Lola Chevron bag.

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