Large Zipper Bag

Today was the first day back from spring break. I could hardly sleep, feeling very much out of my routine and worried that I would somehow oversleep and be late for work. But I got up on time and had a wonderful morning with my fifth graders! Then I stopped at the fabric store to get some more zippers, stock up on thread and picked up some fleece. I wanted to make a larger zipper bag with more cushion- so it could safely hold your tech devices. I discovered that thick fleece is really difficult to sew on and I found myself wishing I purchased the fusible fleece. But this kind was extra cushy and also heat safe – so in a pinch I guess I could use it to take cookies out of the oven, too. This project took most of my afternoon, and I think I’ll keep this one and try it out for myself, but I’m excited about the possibilities. The finished size is 10.5″ x 8″. I think that’s big enough for a netbook or iPad, but would also be perfect for an iPod or iPhone and charger cord or digital camera for your trips.  I must add that I love this fabric! (It’s another one from Etsuko Furuya.) I think the planes on the bag would make it a great travel bag.

I’ve got lots more on my to-do list for the week, so stay tuned, but tonight I’m going to see a performance artist who writes Haiku on slices of bread and then toasts them. Gotta give her credit for creativity.


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