Paperweight Frankenbag is Done

I didn’t get much sewing done today as I had to work this afternoon. But I did manage to finish this paperweight Frankenbag.

I’ve been thinking I would keep this bag for myself, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do.

Here’s a picture of the zipper placket. It turned out quite nice.

Here’s the other side of the bag.

I’m still planning on making a tutorial for the zipper placket, and maybe the zipper pocket.

Another reader sent me some photos of the Frankenbag she made. This nice little star bag is from Joyce Ruff. She said she had to make the bag a little bigger to get the entire star to show. I really like that big bold block featured so prominently!

Here’s the other side of her bag.

I like the way she did her crumb piecing by color. And then there’s that black and white!

I have a completely free day tomorrow. It feels like it’s been a long time since that’s happened. I am going to go out for a drive in quest of fields full of red clover. It’s an annual thing for me! I’ll post pictures when I have them.

Oh, and there’s this…

25 Replies to “Paperweight Frankenbag is Done”

  1. Love that last photo! I’d be completely unable to get Mouse the greyhound to hold still for that; the greedy pig would have his nose in the bag in case there was something edible there…

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  2. Love that fabric and the zipper looks great! I’m sure you will get so many compliments when you use it. Enjoy your day off and happy dog – Mother’s Day ❤️

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    1. Thanks, and thanks for your help with the zipper. It went in really nicely. Should be faster on upcoming bags. it always takes a long time the first time you do something and get it all figured out and develop a few tricks to make it easier and quicker.


    1. You can go to Youtube and search for “zipper placket tutorial” and get some good results. You just need to decide which one you like best. I’m going to do a tutorial for how I make them, but it’s possible there are some out there that use my method. Mine has pretty simple construction. I hope to have the tutorial done in the next week. It will take some time to write out all the instructions in a way that makes sense.


  3. can’t wait for the zippered placket tutorial. Your tutorials are so clear and easy to follow. I always feel safer taking a closable tote back on an airplane.

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