Feb 29, 2012

Sweet little Thread Catcher

Hiya!  I've been seeing these little quick stitch bags on several blogs and decided to make a few.  Here's mine.




Of course, mine is the version for those of us with the least patience,

too lazy to thread the machine with matching thread,
 and carrying a bottle of Liquid Stitch.

That's right. I glued it. 
And of course I had to use a lightweight fusible interfacing.  I'm really hooked on it.

 The tutorial can be found here and here
When I got to the part of topstitching the edges and sewing the sides, I realized my sage green thread was somewhere it shouldn't be. 
So I glued the area left open for turning with a tiny line of Liquid Stitch directly on the edge, and proceeded to glue the sides to form the shape.  The lazy lady's ort bag. 

On the green one, I used a tiny dab of glue at the base of the flaps so I could stick my seam ripper and tweezers in the roll.  I may add another drop of glue to make the flap's opening a little tighter for the tweezers.  I can never find them when I need them so this will work well for me. 
On the other, I used safety pins and would like to hang a few charms from them, when and if I find the tiny box they chose to hide in. These flaps aren't glued and the more I look at it, I think buttons would be nicer on them.

Quick and cute little project.

 If anyone is interested in Prairie Schooler Santa or Christmas charts, there is a nice lot coming up on Ebay here.
That's it.  Just wanted to show this project in case you haven't seen it.
Hope you're all having a good week - talk to you soon - thank you for reading!!!


24 comments:

Wagapapa said...

I haven't seen it, lovely bag!

Have a nice day. xoxo

carolm said...

LOVE YOUR ORTS BAGS.... ESPECIALLY THE RED ONE...

Margaret said...

Very nice! I like how you glued instead of sewed. lol! Also clever to use the flaps to hold your tools.

Edgar said...

How totally cute!!!!

Vera said...

Hey Marly! These are great!! I love the idea of using the glue and the charm idea on the safety pin is nice. Clever way to store your tools as well. Very pretty.

Solstitches said...

I had this bookmarked but have not tried one yet. I love your prim version with the safety pin :)
Marly you always crack me up.
Still laughing at the Lazy Lady's ort bag!

Margaret

Carol said...

I love these, Marly!! I've received a couple as gifts, but never thought about gluing them--great idea. I just used that same lighter green fabric to finish my deer ornament that I posted yesterday--good old JoAnn's!!

Shirlee said...

Very nice thread catchers! You are ingenious : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Bertie said...

Fabulous, you have put your own stamp on these, and cannot see that they are glued!!! I must get some of that Liquid stitch lol.

Barbara said...

Those are darling Marly!!!!
Blessings

Laurie in Iowa said...

Sweet little ort bags... and what's wrong with using glue? I think that was a very clever solution.

Vickie said...

You chose perfect color combos Marly.

Peggy Lee said...

I have seen alot of these in blogland lately. Yours are gorgeous.

I vote for buttons!

Kate said...

I like the safety pins ... gives a prim look to it!

Deb said...

I love your stitch bags and see nothing wrong with a little bit of glue!!

Pilarín said...

Muy bonito!!! Gracias por la información.
Besos,
Pilarín

~*Shar*~ said...

I just LOVE the red one hun..maybe I'll try my hand at it..LOL

Hugs, Shar

Chris said...

The ort container's look great Marly!!

Jeanne said...

what a unique thread catcher, nice job! thanks for the ebay tip on the santa patterns...I've had my eye on all of those, it looks like a great deal.

Patty C. said...

I love your fabrics !!!!!
Awesome work ;)

Carol in MN said...

What a great idea! Thanks Marly. I'll have to make one. Have a great day!

Penny said...

I love your bags! I don't see anything wrong with using the glue. It works and beats trying to match thread to fabric. :)I like the idea of using the buttons.

Siobhán said...

I want to make some of them! Great idea to use the glue! LOL The pin is a nice addition, too. Nice but not overly fussy, which is my favorite type of thing. :)

Have a great weekend!

Suzanne said...

Pretty ort bags! Better than a pile on the lounge that gets eaten by a 9 month old.

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