Sunday, September 6, 2015

How to pack Quilters sewing bag and get ready for the class or retreat. Demonstration.

Quilters sewing bag is a good option to keep most of your quilting supplies all in one place when you go for the class or retreat. It is also handy in use when you keep it open close to your sewing machine or on the side of your working place.

The size of the bag is 13 1/2"x6 1/2"x7". To visualize better the size of this bag I put 12"x6" ruler on the side.
Now let's see how you can use more efficiently the space of your bag due to the generous construction of the pockets.
Pull double slider zipper from the center to both ends and open your bag flat in front of you.
Slide your 12"x6" ruler and small cutting mat under the pockets. I also take my 6 1/2"x6 1/2" square ruler, still have enough room for extra half inch there. The width of the bag is 13 1/2", so 12" ruler slides there pretty easily when you open one side as shown on the picture.
If you look now from the top you can see them all laying flat, making the bottom of the bag sturdy.
I provide my bag with a swivel hook/lobster clasp on the side, so you can attach 3 (or more) clear vinyl bags. You can stuff them them with small and flat items like sewing needles, patterns and templates, pencils and marking tools.
These bags also keep the whole bag in nicer shape when it's packed. Different colors of these vinyl bags will help you to memorize which stuff belongs to what color. 
If you are planning to take large sewing spools, you can stuck vertically between the pockets. You can keep there up to 6 large spools. Or place your regular size spools between the pockets. You can also take another clear bag and organize the spools by size and color.
Put your roller cutters in another pocket,

And your scissors, and seam ripper to the third pocket. And you still have some room left on the side of the bag where you can put your miniature iron.

And you still have some room on the opposite side where you can put some pieces of fabrics.
Your bag is stuffed now.
Tuck the "ears" with zippered ends with your both hands inside for better look.
If you add handles to this bag it will be looking just like a regular purse.

Read more about this bag and smaller bag in one of my my previous post Big bag, little bag.
If you want to make your own Quilters sewing bag, please visit my store and purchase my tutorial here , on Craftsy or  in my Etsy store.

Happy sewing!
Natalie Quiltessa