"STITCHING MENDS MY SOUL"

Monday, November 16, 2009

BAH HUMBUG!

Or Humbug Bag I should say!

Here's my little Humbug Bag, all complete. They are called Humbug Bags because they are shaped like the British treat, humbug. Or, humbug also means nonsense, and the tricky shape of the bag is nonsensical. Or the little things you store in it are nonsense. Or, or...........

The inside is a 'quilters' print. And the wrist loop is a repurposed twill from a jelly roll. It had been so long since I put in a zipper that I didn't even recognize my zipper foot! But like riding a bike, it comes right back, and was really pretty easy.

Using normally cast off selvages, it is totally, completely, eco friendly! I think my Humbug Bag will work really well for taking notions to class.

6 comments:

Angela said...

What a great *green* project! Your bag turned out fantastic!

Debbie said...

It came out so cute, Pat! I'm not sure I would remember how to put in a zipper either, LOL.

SUPERQUILTER said...

I absolutely love your humbug bag. How clever and it goes to show us that we can selvage anything and do something clever. Thanks for sharing.

Betweens said...

Pat that is the perfect solution for the selvedge..I love your humbug..I don't get alot of long selvedge cause I don't cut it in long strips but yours is a great solution.. I am thinking change purses as well!!

Quiltsmiles said...

It looks great and what a nice, eco friendly project. Where did you get the pattern? Thanks
Jane

Jill said...

Beautiful and very clever! I love working with selvage, and am in the middle of making selvage placemats!

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