Friday, April 27, 2018

Hanging Travel Organizer

A few months ago I tackled the Retreat Organizer, originally known as the Everything In Its Place Bag by Annie Unrein. It was a real challenge, but it came out so well that I felt a huge rush of confidence to make more of these types of bags. The next project in the class is the Hanging Cosmetics Organizer, which was actually the real reason I bought this class 3.5 years ago. That's right, I bought this class before I knew how to sew!

Choosing the fabric to use for this project took me months of indecision. I may have several shelves full of fat quarter bundles, but my yardage selection is much more limited. I ultimately decided to use some of my Urban Artifacts yardage.

After making Retreat Organizer, I expected this project to be easier. For the most part, it was, but there were a few things I really hated doing, such as turning the 80" shoulder strap right side out and pulling the strapping through it. But most of the process was pretty smooth.

It's done, and I think it's really gorgeous! I love the teal fabric I chose as a contrast. Normally I pick a solid for the contrast, but this fabric, part of the Urban Artifacts collection as well, beckoned to me.

After nearly 3 and a half years, I finally made this project and completed the class. It was one of the first projects that drew me into sewing (and later I discovered quilting) but finally, it's done, and I couldn't be happier with it!

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Linking up with: Crazy Mom Quilts, My Quilt Infatuation, Busy Hands Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Cooking Up Quilts, Sew Can She, and Powered by Quilting.

12 comments:

  1. Holy wow this is just so impressive! I have no inclination or confidence in making something like this and am so floored when people can make such professional looking bags.

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  2. My Quilt Braveheart, you did it again, this bag is so gorgeous and it reminded me how much I love this fabric collection which is so perfect. Sigh, is there anything you can't sew. Those zippers would not have attracted me at all. You sew so well.

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  3. Hi Liz,
    This looks so well made that I expect you to say you purchased it somewhere. I just love the teal contrast fabric and can't imagine it with anything else. Really, really nice job!
    ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. I am ready to embark on an Everything Bag and have made several of her Open Wide bags. Just wonderfully written patterns. Love your interpretation.

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  5. Another super cool bag! I love the shape of this one, and your fabric choices are just perfect. Congrats on finishing this long-time project :)

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  6. Liz, this is such a beautiful bag. I would just want to sit and look at it. Love the teal. And your quilting. Great job getting to the finish line!

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  7. You really did a great job. There is no fun in turning an 80" strip inside out - not for anyone. I really love the style of this bag....maybe another one to remember - so many bags!!!

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  8. A very professional looking bag. Love all the "hardware".

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  9. You did a great job! I love sewing bags etc

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  10. Lovely project, love these fabrics!

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  11. Wow, love this! Nice work!

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  12. Wow, beautiful bag! It looks great and super functional. I really like all of the zippered areas.

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