Custom Order for Two Bags

My mission this weekend was to complete a custom order I received from one of my sister’s friends. Wahoo, another custom order for my shop!

cheerful fabrics for custom order

One of my sister’s friends in China requested two zippered bags to carry her techie gadgets. She requested patchwork in cheerful fabrics similar to my zippered bags and laptop bags, so I selected these fun fabrics in various pinks and reds.

Since she wanted cheerful, I used this fabric for the  lining. These charming birds and the whimsy connecting them remind me of spring and happy days.

cheerful fabric for lining

She needed a zippered bag to carry her MP3 player and headphones.

zipper bag for mp3 player
zipper bag for mp3 player

She needed another zippered bag to carry her DVD player.

zipper bag for dvd player

Using the measurements she gave me of her DVD player and MP3 player, I drew templates onto cardboard to gauge the size and fit. I am getting hooked on sketching patterns and templates to work my way through a custom order or new project idea.

template for mp3 player bag

I added handles to both bags with the option to disconnect them if she wants to carry them inside her tote bag. I think (hope) they will both work fine for her needs.

template for dvd player bag

Mission completed, which makes me happy this Monday! I’m always honored when someone asks me to make a custom patchwork project for them. I am so in love the bright, girlie colors of these bags, so I hope my new customer likes them as much as I do!

11 thoughts on “Custom Order for Two Bags

  1. Cute as can be! I love the bird fabric you used for lining. Your zippers are so neatly done. I’ve attempted to do them the same way, but they never look that good:)

  2. What a gorgeous group of fabrics! I need to buy some fabric for a project today and wasn’t really in the mood (weird — I know!), but just looking at that wonderful grouping has inspired me to go play with color and design!


  3. That color combination reminds me so much of Valentine’s Day! Nobody does pretty and practical like you do ! I’m snowed in and free to sew all day-YEA!!

  4. I love your bags such adorable fabrics. I want that birdie fabric, so cute. I saw it somewhere online, but they didn’t have it in this colorway. Did you buy it online? I’m sure your customer is going to love these.

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