|"Color Me Happy" (top) and "Sweet Serenade" (bottom), both from Moda|
From start to finish, I can whip up one of these little zippered pouches out in just over an hour, which is super gratifying. These two bags are made of a 4x5 grid of mini charm squares and lined with another 4x5 grid (see last photo), which uses up 40 of the 42 squares in the pack. The result is a lovely 5"x8" bag.
|"Mirabelle" fabric from Moda|
I also tried out a flap version of the bag, but I like it less than the zippered version (the zippered bags are bigger and the flap isn't a nice smooth closure)). The good thing about this version is being comfortable enough with the concept of making bags that I know I can modify the design. Sewing skills, I have them!
I have one more mini charm pack on hand and I have a feeling that it too will end up as a bag. The bags are just too cute, I can't not make another!