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Monday, September 28, 2020

It’s In The Bag! Blog Hop with Island Batik and ByAnnie

 Today is the last day of the
4 week
where all the new fabric collections are being showcased
with bag patterns by Annie Unrein of ByAnnie.com

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I was able to choose which ByAnnie pattern I would like to use for the blog hop.

I chose Pocket Packers!!

Island Batik and ByAnnie set me up for success by providing everything I needed to make not just one pocket packer, but I was able to make all 4 of the Pocket Packer styles from one pattern.  There was even a coupon to view a video online to help me make Pocket Packers.

The fabrics are from the Island Batik Spring 2020 collection,
William's Garden, designed by Kathy Engle.
Aren't the colors fun?

Fellow ambassador, Carol Moellers is also playing with these fabrics today.  Be sure and check out her ByAnnie bag.

The fabrics are shipping to stores now!

I chose Pocket Packers to organize personal items when I travel.  

Pocket Packers has 4 styles in one pattern.  
Each style features one large zippered mesh pocket on the back.
The front has either 1,2,3, or 4 zippered vinyl pockets.  The pockets can also be divided into more than one section.

This is the back of the Pocket Packers.

The pattern has instructions for a short or long handle, but I chose the short handle so I can hang the bag on the back of a door and it will have all my essentials right there in clear zippered pockets.

The bags are also perfect to carry supplies to quilting classes.

The matching Aurifil thread shows the size of the pockets.  Even the Pocket Packer with 4 pockets has large pockets.

The Pocket Packers are 18 1/2" x 13 1/2" and are fun to make.
The pattern and support video made the zippers so easy.
Even the quilting was a cinch with this manageable size.
Each Pocket Packer was quilted with matching  Aurifil 50 wt thread.

The only tricky part for me was working with the vinyl.  Vinyl likes to stick to plastic, but a tip from ByAnnie to place tissue paper over the work surface of the sewing machine and painter's tape on the pressure foot made the vinyl slide and feed right across the surface smoothly.

I hope you have a chance to check out all the new fabrics by Island Batik and the beautiful ByAnnie bags made by the Ambassadors.

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Island Batik is having a giveaway too!

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When we get to travel again, I will definitely be putting one of my Pocket Packers in my suitcase!
Thank you Island Batik and ByAnnie for this fun month!


Emily said...

They look great! This seems like a very versatile bag, or set of bags!

Joyce Carter said...

These are so cute Carla! I am thinking these would be nice for little ones to carry their treasures in. (LOVE those fabrics!) Thank you for sharing today.

Needled Mom said...

Those are pretty as well as useful. It’s nice to be able to see what is inside each compartment.

For the love of geese said...

All so pretty.

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute organizers!

myzbarb said...

These are such handy bags! Thanks for passing along Annie's tip for sewing with vinyl.

Cindy Shelley said...

Love these. Thanks for sharing and the tips with tissue paper and painter's tape.

Kathleen said...

You are all ready for the great release traveling event...when we can!

GranChris said...

These bags are great. I need to make some of these. Color and design are wonderful.

cghundley said...

These look so fun
and useful. Great
Carla from Utah

Μοιρούλα said...

They look great!

Bec said...

These are fantastic! I get my patterns at my LQS.

Linda Williamson said...

I usually get my pattern direct from the designer or off of Etsy. Love your organizer. grinnie1961 @ gmail.com

Kathy E. said...

Such great little bags and awesome tips to work on vinyl! I'll need to remember that next time as I haven't had much success with vinyl...yet! I'm looking forward to traveling again someday and these little bags would be so handy. Enjoy yours, Carla!

Sandra Walker said...

You did a great job with these Carla! That's a very useful tip when sewing with vinyl.

JANET said...

So many great projects on this hop! Love your organizer bag.

Beth said...

I had never read the tip about the painters tape. By Annie's seems like it is definitely worth the money for the patterns because of all the extras.

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Love these, Carla! They look fantastic in the new fabric line. I need to add these to my to-do list. Have a great day!

Cindy Shelley said...

These are so awesome... love them thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Lovely bags! Great tip for working with vinyl. Such beautiful batiks! You did an awesome job.