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More Adventures in Bag Making

If you read Monday’s post Zip Zip Zippers!, you saw that I now have a lot of zippers for bag making thanks to my generous friend Wendy.

Well I used one of those zippers to make another bag from a pattern by The Netherlands based designer s.o.t.a.k. handmadeBoxy Tool Pouch.

The pattern comes in three sizes and I made the medium sized one:

The fabric is a printed in Japan canvas which I bought years ago because it had a schnauzer in the print:

However I accidentally cut out the schnauzer while making the bag! (Don’t tell Mike my Miniature Schnauzer, ha!)

Here are my supplies to make the bag (minus the ribbon tape I discovered I needed for the side tabs later while working through the pattern):

Here is her YouTube video on making the pouch:

Here are some photos from my bag making process:

In the first of the images above you will see that I am pressing on a sleeve board, which I recently bought online after seeing the pattern designer Svetlana Sotak use it in several of her YouTube videos she has on bag making. It’s one of those things I never knew I needed until I got it!

Here are images of my completed boxy tool pouch:

It did not come out perfect but I was pretty pleased. At least it was not a “Misadventure in Bag Making” (see post Misadventures in Bag Making).

So what to do with the completed pouch?

Well tierneycreates Beastie changed from her Winter wear of her sweater, hat and scarf:

To her Spring wear of her t-shirt:

So I needed a place to store her clothes as well as her accessories:

And now her accoutrements are easily accessible on my bookshelf in my studio!

Next post the tierneycreates Beastie will guest blogger post and tell you about her latest accommodations in my studio as well as some other changes (“Mr. Woodworker” has been busy!)

An awesome find I discovered during a recent thrift shopping adventure and immediately put up on my studio wall!

27 thoughts on “More Adventures in Bag Making”

  1. this is very similar to the byannie pattern called easy does it. it is a free pattern. if you are not familiar with her patterns, check her out at i am addicted to her :). good job; love the fabric!

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  2. An adorable little pouch, Tierney! That print is so cute, and I like the little ‘handle’ on the pouch (very practical!). Glad to see that tierneycreates Beastie has now acquired a new armoir (and that the winter clothes can go into storage for now. At last! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Your pouch turned out just lovely! The fabric is really cute, and it is really well made ๐Ÿ™‚ And how great for Beastie to have a new place to store her clothes and accessories ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Great pouch. I love the handle. Who knew a pouch just needs one? Next time I think about making a pouch I will need to add a handle. And good idea as a ‘wardrobe’ too!

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  5. Welcome to the world of boxed zipper pouches. You should be pleased with yourself because it is lovely. And what a nice spinoff that Tierneycreates Beastie now has a customised cupboard for her winter woollies

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  6. As the pictures rolled down, I thought I wonder what Tierney is going to use it for? I thought her growing collection of crochet hooks…then I thought “has she got that kind of tool?” but I see for now, unless you do have that kind of tool, in which case she will need to make another tote, as well…

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