I'll be honest — it was hard for me to get too excited about this month's Style Stitches Challenge bag: the Origami Bag Set. It's basically a set of six zipper bags in different sizes.It seemed like kind of a throwaway because there are a gazillion zipper bag tutorials out there, and I didn't really see that AB was bringing much new to the plate here. Plus, I didn't really need a zipper bag, and I certainly didn't need six. Still, I hated to just skip the month, so I decided to make one in the medium size, stealing an idea from the book to use it to store ribbons.
And here it is!
I used the same Cosmo Cricket Tailor Made fabrics I used on Stella's sewing machine cover, so they match in the sewing room. Plus, it seemed like a good opportunity to break them out again.
The pattern was pretty easy, and this was definitely a beginner bag. I did appreciate all the size options AB provided, and I'm sure that will come in handy in the future. My only real complaint was with how she has you insert the zipper. You have to sew it down to one exterior piece, then stitch over that with the lining, then repeat on the other side. That's four stitches to attach one zipper, which seems excessive. I much prefer the method Noodlehead uses in this tutorial and will do this instead in the future.
I am glad my ribbons have a cute home now. Don't you love that owl ribbon?