Bag(s) for Mary Complete!

Hip Hip Hooray!!! Mary’s bag is complete! Actually, I made her several…she’d asked for a simple zip pouch sized for her Nintendo 3DS-XL and another one for her boyfriend. After I made those, there were some scraps of her special tartan left (more about that here) so I decided to try to make more zip bags to use them up! Here’s the final tally:


What a cool little stack!

I used Erin Erickson’s  2 Zip Hipster pattern; it’s so well written and very clever! There’s 2 pockets on the front, one zipped with a slip pocket behind it:


The long strap is adjustable so you can wear it crosss body or just on your shoulder:


The back is a full piece of the tartan:


I stitched a thistle on the pocket, of course, it’s the national flower of Scotland!


I love the topstiching details:


Of course, there’s a second zipper, on the top!


You can tuck the zipper down the side, or pull it out so when you zip it open you can open it all the way.


Inside are 2 more pockets, one sized for Mary’s phone, the other for something a bit bigger (I can’t remember what, but we measured something very carefully so it fit, I resized the pocket so those two measurements would fit exactly.


Next up: the zip bags for the 3DS-XLs. Mary’s boyfriend’s has Pac-Man on it!


And Mary’s tartan one:



Then, I used Erin Erickson’s “Neat and Tidy Zipped Pouches” tutorial (she really is the queen of sewing with zippers) to make Mary a tiny pouch for her ear buds:


I had just enough fabric to make one more zip bag! I featured it on the top of a zip bag big enough for a knitting project, or cosmetics, or…. she’s a woman, she’ll find a use for it! 😉



I had fun stitching a plaid pattern on the hand dyed blue fabric:


Mary’s been following along on Instagram all weekend, she’ll come by after work today to pick up this sweet stack of tartan, zippy, awesomeness!!!


3 Responses

  1. Wonderful bags! I love the idea of using wool fabric with the hand-dyed fabric.