Such a simple request………..

DH made. Could I, please, make some type of “pouch” that would hold his electric shaver, cord, etc, that would travel well and keep things together. Absolutely! I mean, how hard can a little project like that be??!!!!! At first I thought…ok, a draw-string pouch—–uber simple! Naw! How about……..a black denim (from my stash…..yay!) Dopp kit/bag!!! Yup….that’s it! Now, rather than “reinvent the wheel” (my fave cliché) I’ll just find a tutorial…..somewhere…….like HERE! Lindsay designs the neatest patterns for children’s clothes, etc, surely she must have worked out the kinks of such a construction. Well, she really did IF I would have followed the directions instead of jumping into “some foreign place in my head” that told me to do it another way!!! Consequently, the activity of this Monday was……..FROGGING!!!! Not once, not twice but….well, sigh, I lost count! Ugh! But persistence prevailed and the finished kit/sack is done…………………..018

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My advice: just follow her directions! I did serge all the edges of the pieces before assembling and used the 4” suggested “box” end measurement. The zip insertion was super easy. I put a web loop handle on instead of the self-fabric.

Now…..off to pull together a totally trashed sewing area! How did that happen?? It was only 1 little project!!! Sigh…….

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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18 Responses to Such a simple request………..

  1. Jeanne says:

    Nice! Also nice to know that I am not the only one that jumps into some foreign place in my head! Of course I only go there when it makes perfect sense! haha

  2. ivoryspring says:

    I want one of those bags!! You did a wonderful job. A project that involves a zipper is something I run from!!!! Tom is blessed! Please tell him I send my warmest regards.

    You are right about path crossings!!! I get chills just thinking about it.

    Hugs!

    • treadlemusic says:

      He wanted it serviceable and practical. My mind immediately went to a quilted exterior. I have to tweek the basic dimensions before making a quilted version….you will be the first to know…..hehehe!

      Those kinds of chills are “good things” for sure!!!!

  3. witchylin says:

    Often the simplest things cause the most problems. At least it came out fine and is just what he wanted. Being quilters we do tend to leave the planet now and then. 😉

  4. Jackie says:

    Better than anything I’ve seen in the stores 🙂

  5. mtetar says:

    Wow you are good with all your projects and always making something. Thanks for sharing your creativity always. Blessings Always, Mtetar

  6. KerryCan says:

    This is a great gift for a man (or a woman, in a different fabric)–you should make a bunch of them, right now while it’s all fresh and you’ve figured out the details, for future presents!

    • treadlemusic says:

      After I took the photos and did the post, I came to the same conclusion (“strike while the iron is hot”…so to speak). Will see what today brings! I can see other possibilities for gals….like when I go to workshops, etc, such a bag would be great for holding scissors or other odd shaped tools. Size open to modification for sure! Thanks for stopping by…..it’s always great to visit!! Hugs……..

  7. Michele says:

    Nicely done and I’m glad that you worked through your issues. Hubby I’m sure is pleased.

  8. I’m impressed. And I bet DH was, too.

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