Thursday, September 10, 2020

Open Wide 2.0 Bags in Floralicious {It's In The Bag Blog Hop}

 Today is my day to share for the It's In The Bag Blog Hop, sponsored by Island Batik and By Annie!

The collection I got to use for my project is the new Floralicious collection!

If you remember back to my unboxing post from this summer, I got all of the pieces and parts to make a set of the Open Wide 2.0 bags from By Annie!


I have long avoided three dimensional sewing, but this was my chance to try something totally new and I am so happy with how the bags turned out!



I started with the largest size bag and worked my way through one entire bag before starting on the next one. I used a lot of different colors of Aurifil thread too! Each bag had a main color, lining color, and accent color designated for each particular size.




I free motion quilted meanders for all of the bags. It was a different feeling for sure quilting the foam stabilizer rather than batting! 

I had never ever sewn a zipper before so that was also a big adventure! I really appreciated how clear the directions were in each step -- especially for someone with a fear of three-dimensional sewing and zippers like me!



One very nice aspect of these bags is that they perfectly nestle inside of one another for storage if you make yourself the entire set! 

Now I am totally addicted to the idea of making more of these bags as gifts! I have quite a bit of fabric and supplies left over other than the zippers, so I am going to have to buy some more zippers to make more of these bags (maybe in some sets!)

Thank you to Island Batik, By Annie, and Aurifil for graciously supplying the supplies for this project! I had so much fun making these and if you are like me and things like zippers freak you out -- definitely try out a By Annie's bag pattern!



21 comments:

  1. Gorgeous bags Alison! You did an awesome job making them. The fabrics are absolutely beautiful This is my favorite collection so far. Thank you for sharing today.

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  2. Oh those are so fun aren't they! I have made the medium size.

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  3. They look great and I love that they can nest!

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  4. These are so pretty! Great colors and so fun that they nest.

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  5. Those came out really cute! Well done!

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  6. Beautiful job! I love Annie’s products period! In regards to the zipper installation I was fearful of this pattern too. Annie walks you through the process like she’s sitting beside you. I love her top on the use of the awl to hold it in place at certain points.

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  7. I love this pattern and you did a fabulous job!

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  8. Beautiful job, love the colors. I cannot believe you never did zippers, you work is so accurate 😃

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  9. Fabulous work on
    all your bags! So
    pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  10. You did a great job! Love the colors, too.

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  11. Your bags are adorable! You did a great job and I love the new Floralicious fabrics. So colorful. Have a fabulous day!

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  12. Great job! They look adorable!!!

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  13. You nailed this! Fabulous little bags in great colors Love them!

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  14. I love these bags and the way you used the colors! I'm inspired to sew one of these. Thanks for sharing this!

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  15. What a great set of bags! Love how they fit inside each other.

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  16. Wonderful bags!!! So pretty and so useful!! Love them!

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