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Peaches Pears 02-07-2018 03:24 PM

Snap Bags / Tape Measures
 
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I made 3 bags that snap close using metal tape measures. Yup --- cut up a metal tape measure and use that for the snap closing.

It was a fun project. The first step was to quilt the fabric. I did channel quilting. I love how it looks.

These will make great little gifts.

I will post several pictures so you get the idea.

Sometimes I think I need to start a blog so I can show step-by-step photos.
I am such a teacher. <!--giggle-->:o;)

Peaches Pears 02-07-2018 03:26 PM

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:oNext view of one bag

The green painter's tape on my kitchen table is there to help me center my quilt backs, batting and tops. I just throw a tablecloth on top. So glad my family is patient with me.

Peaches Pears 02-07-2018 03:31 PM

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Not sure when this fabric was purchased, but I think it must have been a long long time ago. I think I like channel quilting.

Peaches Pears 02-07-2018 03:33 PM

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Last one. Here is the open bag.
Just use the tabs to pull the tape measure apart.

KeyKid 02-07-2018 06:47 PM

Snap bags
 
How cool are those?! Love your fabric and the channel quilting.

Speaking of fabric you've had a long, long time: I've been putting my sewing/craft space back together after getting a new piece of vinyl flooring after my water heater leak. I have ~so much~ fabric that is on shelves in baskets. I really need to go through this - maybe this summer.

Peaches Pears 02-07-2018 07:24 PM

Maybe we should make some kind of agreement/challenge.
I know I have fabric in the cupboard that I bought my first year of teaching --- 1975.

There is just something about fabric......................... .......... (sigh):)

ar719 02-08-2018 04:49 AM

cute!
 
I saw a similar type of bag awhile back-- but I didn't know "snap bracelets" were around and that you could use them to sew. I do love how you go in depth about making things. I would love a blog where you show and explain things. I took a beginning quilting class and still have to much more to learn;)

It might be old fabric but it looks great in the the little bags!!

ar719 02-08-2018 04:52 AM

oh wait....
 
Clearly I am moving too fast!!!:o
Those are from tape measures cut up!?! And there is no blood evident from slicing your finger on the cut ends!!! Even more amazing!

Cat woman 02-08-2018 05:30 AM

Those are really cool! Where did you get the idea? Or did you come up with it on your own? I would love to try making some myself.

Peaches Pears 02-08-2018 09:10 AM

I had to laugh about the blood comment.
I was feeling mighty proud of myself as I turn the bag right side out.
You know the feeling --- singing your own praises sort of feeling.
But God always manages to keep me humble, because right there on the cream coloured band was a drop of blood from a pin prick. LOLLOLLOLLOL
Hydrogen peroxide to the rescue and the mark is gone but it was absolutely hilarious at the time.

A friend showed us how to make these bags. I'm not sure if she figured it out or if she got the idea from somewhere else.

I am always in awe of the brilliant and clever ideas people have and also grateful that they share their ideas.

jjwires 02-08-2018 05:56 PM

You did a great job. I have a friend that makes/quilts the same little bags.

Jasmine2010 02-15-2018 05:53 AM

These are beautiful.

Peaches Pears 02-15-2018 08:01 AM

Thanks for the kind words.


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