I learned something new last week. Zippers! I actually think I did a zipper once back when I was a kid in 4-H, but that’s been…longer ago than I want to admit. We’ll just say it’s been awhile. So, I needed a refresher.
I really wanted to make something fun and useable for our nephew G and my best friend’s daughter V for Easter baskets. After some discussion with my mom and our friend/owner at Sew Crazy, I decided to try making Humbug Bags.
This first one was made for our nephew.
This next one is for little miss V.
So much fun to make! I stuffed both bags with fun little things as Easter gifts.
But, as you may know from reading my blog, I love doing “crazy squares”. I decided I needed to make a humbug for myself with the outside being a crazy square.
And, again if you’re a frequent reader, you know my plan and my result are not always on the same path. I had every intention of this being a humbug bag. All the way up to the point of just needing to sew the last seam and it would be done. But as it was sitting there on the table my brain said, “hey, if we sew the seam this way instead of that way and square up the bottom corners, and put the strap here, you’ll have a different style bag!”
So… that’s what I did!
I think I’ll make another one like this, but a little bit deeper. It might make a nice little purse.
And I may be addicted to zippers now.
How about you: have you started making something, been almost done, and then made a little change that gave you a completely different result?