I thought today I'd show you these snap bags I made a bit ago. They were so much fun to make. And so ADDICTING! I made 10. I started out following the instructions and then went my own way with sizes. My method to make something new from instructions someone else drew up is to read, and reread the instructions and then think about it and sleep on it. That really works for me when I'm trying something new.
I mostly used thicker weight fabric for my snap bags. I have a little collection of home dec or linen/cotton fabrics so this was a good opportunity to use those. These 3 are from some linen/cotton Japanese fabric and Cath Kidston fabric.
These are from Melody Miller's Ruby Star Rising fabric. The women remind me so much of Freda, my mom. I'm pretty sure my mom had both of those dresses.
Since the designs in this fabric were all one-way designs. I did have to cut a front and back for the bags, slightly different than the pattern since it uses one single piece for both.
I really love the retro flavor of this fabric so I was excited to put it to use. And you know I love teapots and teacups.
I almost used an entire Harbor Freight metal tape measure for my 10 bags. It works so slick.
And I loved how the little prairie points help you open the bags. I have just enough metal tape left over to make my daughter a bag for her brand new Ipad 2. So jealous!!