Monday, July 9, 2018

Open Wide Bag X 2

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I've been working on the cute little bag called the OPEN WIDE bag by ByAnnie. I took a class with Terry on Saturday and got started. I made all of the sections in class and just needed to assemble them once I got home.

Ever heard the phrase "easier said than done"? LOL It wasn't actually hard, it was just really tricky machine sewing the binding on those bottom curves. I was surprised at how easily the zipper went in and the top binding wasn't hard. I enjoyed learning how to use the mesh and adding the cute little trim to the edges. Those itty bitty dots nearly made me cross eyed though!

Terry teaches a bag class every month at Tiny Stitches and it's been enthusiastically attended, so I decided to join the fun. Having never made a bag like this, I will say, taking a class is the key to success! I am so thankful for the opportunity to take classes from time to time and learn from others.

I plan to use my little bags when I travel for makeup and jewelry. I am so happy with the results and I'm kinda proud of myself!

Speaking of classes, the new Handi Quilter Ruler-of-the-Month Club began at Tiny Stitches this week with a whopping 20 attendees! If you want to sign up for the club, just call the shop for more information. The price of attending the session includes the new ruler that won't be available to the public until next year. Besides, it's lots of fun and Cheryl does wonderful demos!

Now go learn something new, it's an experience we all deserve from time to time!

Enjoy every stitch!


  1. Those are super cute. I agree that most bags that I've tried, are easier said than done. But you did it.

  2. great job! love your fabrics choice!


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