Lina and Vi: New Large Burlap Zipper Bags!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

New Large Burlap Zipper Bags!

I can't believe another week has come and gone. We're now only days away from Christmas and past the middle of the month, which is both fantastic and a bit stressful. The days seem so long, with the list of things to do always feeling like it is getting longer rather than shorter, but as a whole, the month is moving quickly.  It's always more challenging this time of year to have the time and focus to work on side projects and hobbies. Free time is consumed with seasonal events, friends and family visiting from out of town, and finding the perfect gift.

During a few late weeknights, I sewed up two large burlap zipper pouches in new color combinations that each create a different look and feel.  The first zipper pouch is sewn using a thick, brown and white woven upholstery fabric. The weight of the fabric provides structure to the bottom of the zipper pouch so it can stand on its own and hold its weight. While the bottom is a large, geometric print, it is offset by cream cotton canvas fabric on the inside. The contrast was intentional to balance out the busyness with the patterned fabric and burlap text against the simple, solid interior.

The second zipper pouch is a sewn using a chocolate brown faux leather bottom and a colorful cotton print on the inside of the burlap bag. There is white top-stitching on the seam of the leather bottom to give it a detailed, finished look. This pouch offers a more sophisticated look on the exterior in contrast with a playful look on the interior.

Both of these pouches feature a new, bronze metal zipper. (Note: It is hard to see this detail in the photo above.) The zipper pull is a thin metal square, which is a fun change from the usual triangular zipper pull and blends well  with the warmth of the burlap. These zippers are much easier to zip up than the prior 9" metal zippers I had used previously, which is an added bonus. They are also incredibly durable, as I managed to break my needle into three pieces this afternoon when I made a rookie mistake of not turning my sewing machine wheel by hand when sewing over the zipper, setting my needle up for a direct collision against the zipper teeth at full speed. Live and learn.

You can find these pouches available for purchase in the Lina and Vi Etsy shop here. Unfortunately, the date has past for orders guaranteed to arrive before Christmas. However, all orders will still ship as indicated on the listing via standard shipping.

I'll be back in the next couple of days with a brand new Make It tutorial to share for the holidays!


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