Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Vinyl Project Bags + Homestead Life Fabrics

Vinyl project bags by Andy of A Bright Corner - with a link to the tutorial

Well hello everyone!  I'm sharing a quick little project today - one that I've been meaning to make for over a year now - vinyl project bags.  A friend of mine has a set of these and loves them.

She uses them to store her quilt WIPs and kits, and I've also seen people use them for their cross stitch, crochet, and english paper piecing projects.

Homestead Life fabrics by Tara Reed and Riley Blake Designs - found on A Bright Corner

The fabrics I used for my bags all come from the new Homestead Life line by Tara Reed (Riley Blake Designs).  You can find Homestead Life in shops now, including here at the Fat Quarter Shop.

I love the sweet florals combined with the chunky gingham prints!


Vinyl project bags by Andy of A Bright Corner - with a link to the tutorial

I made two different sized bags - the large bags are 13" x 13", and the smaller bag is 8" x 11".

I made this smaller one to hold pens and markers - perfect!

Vinyl quilted project bags by Andy of A Bright Corner - with a link to the tutorial

And I added hanging loops to the two larger bags so they could be stored on a hook or on a hanger in a closet.

Vinyl quilted project bags by Andy of A Bright Corner - with a link to the tutorial

There are a lot of different tutorials out there for making vinyl bags.  I mostly followed this one by Center Street Quilts.  After looking around at several other tutorials, I decided I liked her method the best.   She also has great photos, and clear instructions.  She pieced her bag backing but I just used a solid piece of fabric for mine.

Vinyl quilted project bags by Andy of A Bright Corner - with a link to the tutorial

Once you get the idea of how they're constructed, it's not hard to adjust the bag sizes to fit your needs.

Vinyl quilted project bags by Andy of A Bright Corner - with a link to the tutorial

This set of bags is meant as a gift for someone, but I'll definitely be making more of these for myself!

Vinyl quilted project bags by Andy of A Bright Corner - with a link to the tutorial

Want to see other versions of vinyl project bags?  These were some other helpful tutorials that I found:

Easy WIP Project Bag with Vinyl (YouTube video by The Fat Quarter Shop)
Vinyl Project Bag Tutorial by Thimbleanna
Vinyl Project Bag Tutorial by The Quilting Nook
Vinyl Project Pouch Tutorial by Center Street Quilts


Homestead Life fabrics by Tara Reed and Riley Blake Designs - found on A Bright Corner

And you can see more of the Homestead Life fabrics here on the Riley Blake Designs site, and you can find Tara Reed's blog here.

Happy sewing!





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3 comments:

  1. These kind of bags have been on my 'must make one day' list for a very long time, I know I would find then very useful but do worry a little about using vinyl. x

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  2. Just go for it!!I found some hints,use the paper the vinyl comes with to stitch through,then just zip it away.It's easier then you think.

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  3. Thanks Andy! I love seeing what you did with my fabric (and all the helpful photos!) I have been wanting to create a vinyl bag and now you have given me the push to try.

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