Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Triangle Bags - Size Options

triangle zip bag tutorial
Would you believe that there have been over 140 bags created and submitted as part of Elm Street Quilts Bag It?   I've been absolutely thrilled with all the beautiful bags that have been shared!

The linky party is here and we'll post it again on Friday.

There is still plenty of time to earn more entries = you've got until December 14 to make and share your bags.  (For overall information on the series, visit the main Bag It page.)

I experimented with some different sizes for triangle bags and wanted to share that with you.

The triangle bag tutorial was based on using a 6" zipper.  However, like all the other bags in this Bag It series, the size of the bag is really your personal choice.

For these triangle bags,  I'm made them in three sizes.  They stand at (roughly) 6'', 5'' and 4''.   I find the mama bear size to be the most useful but the papa bear size is great for throwing toiletries into your suitcase.

triangle zip bag tutorial

To make the papa bear bag, I used a 7'' metal zipper and outer and lining fabric cut at 7 1/2 x 4 1/2''.

Mama bear size used the tutorial dimensions.

To make the baby bear bag, I used a 4'' plastic zipper and out and lining fabric cut at 4 1/2 x 3 1/2''.

The smaller dimension determines the zipper - or the zipper determines the smaller dimension!

Experiment yourself and share what size you liked.

triangle zip bag tutorial

So, what's been your favorite bag?   We did the basic zip, the boxy bag, mini storage bags, headphone pouches and now the triangle bags.  (shown left to right in photo below.)

Keep making and sharing those bags!  I can't wait to see what you make.

This post was sponsored by Zipit, an Etsy store.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Have a wonderful day! Patty

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