Category Archives: Project Bags

To-Do Tuesday 1-24-17 | My New Day Job

Stitch ALL The Things | Fourth Fox Nap Project Bag

Fox Nap Bag #4

Happy Tuesday! I don’t have much to write about this week. As evidenced by all of the pictures you can see I was busy making Project Bags! I completed eight bags this past week and have 9 more scheduled for this week and Monday of next week. This has definitely become my new day job!

Stitch ALL The Things | Crouching Tiger Project Bag

I wish I had a better picture of this, but the lighting was bad and I forgot to take another picture before mailing. This tiger bag is gorgeous!

Stitch ALL The Things | Cubs Project Bag

This Cubs bag was SO FUN to make! My customer asked me to surprise her with the Cubs fabric choice (there were two prints to choose from) and didn’t want to see a picture before I sent it. I found a Cubs necklace and made a zipper charm out of it. I hope she loves it!

Stitch ALL The Things | Chipper Project Bag

I made this bag as an extra to have for sale. I had a customer want to purchase it, and then decide on a different custom bag. I ended up keeping this one for myself since I needed a bag and haven’t had time to make any additional bags for me.

Stitch ALL The Things | Glamping Project Bag

Cute campers!

Stitch ALL The Things | Bonnie & Camille Handmade Project Bag

Adorable cross stitch themed fabric from Bonnie & Camille’s new line, Handmade.

Stitch ALL The Things | Beach Umbrella Project Bag

Beach time, anyone?

Stitch ALL The Things | Beach Cabana Project Bag

Yep, definitely beach time!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Keep hard at work at the new day job!

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To-Do Tuesday 1-17-17

Stitch ALL The Things | Slytherin Project Bag

Happy Tuesday, friends! It’s been a busy week of more project bags around here. I finished the Slytherin Bag and took two orders this week. One for a single bag set and one for three bags. I also did some research on selling these on Etsy. After calculating all of the fees from PayPal AND the additional fees from Etsy, I’ve decided to go a different route. I’ll see how selling them by posting via social media goes, and may eventually set up part of this website as my store. The website is capable of doing that, so I’ll see how everything turns out after some time passes.

Stitch ALL The Things | FoxfieldProject Bag

This Project Bag set was particulary fun to do. I had a customer ask for a small grime guard for a 6 x 6 Q Snap, and then ask if I could make an accessory pouch to coordinate with everything. I didn’t have enough of the accent fabric on the bag, but did have extra of the Chain Mail print from Tula Pink’s Elizabeth line that matched the Tula Pink Foxfield print.

Stitch ALL The Things | Foxfield Accessory Pouch

My customer gave me a specific size she wanted, so I first made a test bag that helped me know how boxing the corners on the bottom of the bag would work. I also learned that I did not want any of the fusible fleece interfacing in my seam allowances. My second attempt was this bag and it turned out exactly the right size and sewed up perfectly. LOVE it!!

Stitch ALL The Things | Crouching Tiger Project Bag

My second customer for the week requested three project bags. I had so much fun getting to use a couple of different prints for them. I’ve said it repeatedly, but Tula Pink fabric shines so brilliantly in these bags! Love the Crouching Tiger print and being able to use the green apple glitter vinyl!

Stitch ALL The Things | Fox Nap in Purple Project Bag

I got to play with the Fox Nap print from Chipper again, except this time in the raspberry colorway. So cute!!

Stitch ALL The Things | Sea Siren Project Bag

The Alexander Henry Sea Sirens made another appearance. The smaller 13 x 13 bag only showcases one of the mermaids, but I think this one is pretty saucy enough to hold her own!

Next week I will update on my current cross stitching WIPS. I think this post has more than enough pictures!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Sew Project Bags for two commissions
  • Sew extra bags to sell

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To-Do Tuesday 1-10-17 | Project Bags On The Brain

Happy Tuesday! How is everyone settling into the new year? Have you chosen any projects you want to get done this year? I love watching what you all make throughout the year, and I’m glad you share it here with us!

Stitch ALL The Things | Acacia Project Bag Set

This past week my sole focus was, once again, the Project Bags. I finished up my two orders and sent them off. The feedback I received was awesome! I worked with two fantastic customers to come up with these bags and I love them! If you know Tula, you know the Acacia Raccoon print is rare and hard to find. I had enough in my stash to make this one bag, but that is no longer available. Because, yes, I’m hoarding my last half yard!

Stitch ALL The Things | Elizabeth Project Bag Set

Tula Pink’s Elizabeth line is fantastic for these bags. The 16th Century Selfie print is AWESOME and works perfectly to show through the vinyl front. And that Chain Mail print? Bomb. That’s all I have to say about that!

Stitch ALL The Things | Fox Nap Project Bag Set

The Fox Nap print from Tula Pink’s Chipper line was a big hit, and I’ve made three bags from that fabric. It’s just too cute!

Stitch ALL The Things | Project Bags

Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the finished bags for the second order, so I don’t have the “pretty” pictures I like to take once an item is finished. However, I did grab a status update picture for my customer of her three bags where two were finished and one was a WIP. So at least there is some record of the bags made!

Stitch ALL The Things | Slytherin Project Bag

I started Danielle/Stitcherista’s Slytherin bag today. I was so close to being done, but dinner time was headed my way and I had to stop to feed the hungry people in the house. That will be finished first thing in the morning and then I start work on a new customer’s bag. Yes! I have another customer! Yay! I am so excited!! Selling the bags in the shop isn’t going to work out quite like the shop or I had hoped for. I don’t see that as a negative thing, and I need to share that the shop owner is an amazing woman and I am so appreciative for her help and encouragement. I believe I am headed in the right direction though, and I am hopeful I can get an Etsy shop up and running within two weeks. I will have some time this week and next to get some bags sewn for it. I’ll share the link here when it’s done!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Finish Project Bag commission
  • Set up Etsy shop
  • Sew bags for Etsy shop

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To-Do Tuesday 1-3-2017 | Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a fun and safe New Years holiday!

Stitch ALL The Things | Mermaid Project Bag

This week was one heck of a roller coaster ride. I finished another Large sized The Project Bag and grime guard Q Snap cover for Danielle, aka Stitcherista. Love how this bag turned out! I also was working figuring out the correct pricing for the bags when I read some small verbiage in the pattern which read, in part, “This pattern is protected by copyright and is intended for the personal use of retail purchaser only… Permission is granted to make up to ten bags for gifts or for sale. If you want to make more than ten, please contact Annie Unrein for permission.” I can’t tell you the distress I felt for about 24 hours after reading that. Copyright law (in the U.S.) covers the pattern itself; the content and images. You can NOT copyright the end product made from the pattern when it is considered a “useful item”, as bags are. Which means you can make as many as you want to sell, keep or giveaway. However, some pattern designers attempt to control that by adding adding such wording to their patterns. Some even attempt to get more money by selling a cottage license. Which is not at all legally necessary. I struggled for hours with what to do, as my actions would not only impact myself but potentially the shop who contacted me for bags. The worst that could happen would be Cease and Desist letters and the threat of litigation. But really… who wants to deal with that sort of stress in their life even if they are legally in the right?! In the end, I contacted the designer and received such an amazing response from her. She said she includes that verbiage in her patterns to prevent mass production, but if it was just me sewing bags then I absolutely had permission to sew them. Also? She said if I sent her pictures and let her know when I had them available to sell, she would do some marketing for me. Sayyyyy what???!??!?!?! So, my crushing day turned out brilliantly! But, I must admit, it set me back this week.

Stitch ALL The Things | Project Bags in Tula Pink

After coming back from that rather rough day, I got to work on the two sets of bag orders. I completed three of the bags on Monday, one bag is mostly sewn (I’m just waiting for some Soft and Stable to arrive so I can quilt the main panel), and two more bags will be sewn by the end of Tuesday.

Stitch ALL The Things | Project Bag WIPS

One of the orders requested grime guards, so I’ve got four prepped and ready to sew Tuesday as well.

Stitch ALL The Things | Grime Guard WIPS

It’s been a busy week, and I’ve still got a lot of work ahead, but I am SEW excited about it!

What do you hope to accomplish in 2017? I can’t wait to read all about it!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Finish two Project Bag commissions
  • Work on shop commission

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