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In September 2015 I went to Disneyland twice in two weeks.  It was the first time I’d been in a few years so it was nice to be able to go twice.

The first day, I went earlier in the day with my cousin-L and sil-S.

Then later in the day, bro-M and sil-S’s cousin joined us.

Then the following week I went with Paul, my MIL, and niece-R.

When we came back home from Cali, I sewed this small zipper bag.  I was playing around a bit, trying new techniques.  I used a metal zipper and some bias tape to cover the edges.

I think it turned out pretty cute.

Just thought I’d add some sewing pictures into every post.  Haha!

The Memory Game aka Pinspiration numero – sesenta y nueve

Do you remember playing the memory game? I remember playing with cards like the ones you use to play Old Maid.  But I saw this handmade fabric memory game and thought that would be fun.
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Source: Begin with B via Tricia on Pinterest

I bought some fabric and started fussy cutting and came up with these.

My friend-A’s daughter is who I made these for LOVES Thor. So I took this photo to send to her.

Here they are all done!

The backing is the same on all of them.

I made a small pouch to hold the cards.

Here they are all squished in!

This project actually went by pretty quickly.  The hardest part was the fussy cutting because I had to make sure that each piece was exactly the same.

The other thing is that I made this for a two year old and her mom was telling me that she’s probably too young for a game like this.  What age would this game appropriate for so I know in the future. I’d like to make it again for someone but I’ll have to make sure it’s age appropriate.

Zipper with a Twist

So my cousin had asked me too make a zipper bag for her A LONG TIME AGO and after about five months I finally made it for her.

I followed this tutorial by noodlehead. It was pretty straightforwardand fun to make.

I like to have the zipper opening from left to right so I’m always having to check and double check to make sure I’m sewing the correct sides together.image

I made a few zipper bags for Christmas last year and didn’t topstitch the zippers which I regret. So now I topstitch to give it a cleaner look.

Once I’ve finished sewing and topstitching the zipper I line up the outside and inside together. Well, the outsides together and the insides together. Also, making sure that I’ve kept the zipper at least halfway open and about three inches unsewn (is that a word? Haha it is now!), that way I can pull it inside out to make it right side out. See that little piece sticking out in the bottom right picture? That’s a little twist to just a plain ol zipper bag that you’ll see in a minute.

Here’s what it looks like sewn all around (with the little unsewn gap).

So the top left photo is showing why I leave the zipper open a bit as well as why I need that gap. The top right is a detail of how the corners need to be clipped. But not too far that it cuts into the corner of the bag. Bottom left is what the bag looks like while turning it inside out. And the bottom right is after I’ve turned out and used my pointer to make a clean point in the corner.

So this is what the liner looks like once it’s been turned inside out. I folded the flaps under and closed it by sewing it shut. Haha! Don’t get it? It’s nothing really just my weird sense of humor. Sorry. So anyways that last photo is after I’ve pushed the liner back into the bag.

And that little twist is this pull tab thing in the side of the bag.

Here it is all done.

This was probably my eighth zipper bag and third one with the topstitching. I’m getting better at it but it’s still not super professional or anything. Practice, practice, practice! Still having lots of fun so that’s good too! Haha!

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