I combined two of my previous sewing projects to make use of some very small scraps from the vintage quilt my friend asked me to (re)purpose –
a zipper bag and a pennant banner.
The wedding ring quilt had some very tiny scraps within the pattern that were still usable. Most of the patterned fabric in that quilt was extremely threadbare. There wasn’t much I could reuse so whatever I did with the parts I could use weren’t much larger than a thumbnail.
Again using some leftover canvas, an old metal previously used zipper [from the sewing stash of another friend’s elderly mother], preserved quilt lining from the quilt, and tiny, tiny scraps, I stitched together another zipper bag with a little pennant banner decoration on the front.
This one is a little larger than the one I made previously. I only had a small 7 inch zipper to work with so I added fabric tabs on each end to extend the width of the bag. Those two bits of fabric came from the other patchwork quilt I had to work with. Stitching those on allowed me to increase the width of the bag by a couple of inches.
I love the generous size and how the stiffness of the canvas allows this bag to stand on its own. And that fun little pennant stitched on with black thread makes me smile.
Can one have too many zipper bags?