Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Making Screen Bags

Today was the day that I taught making screen bags at our monthly special projects meeting. The first photo is just an overview of the room.

I am not sure how many people were there today but I cut up 4 rolls of pet screen and each person was able to make two bags and I had enough screen left over to give most of the members an extra piece to take home.

The pet screen can be purchased by the roll (36" x 84") from Home Depot or Lowes. I cut it into pieces that measure 12" by 18". Of course the bags can be made any size but this is the size of the one that was given to me and seems to be a useful size.

Here is Mary with her bag decorated with Keyboard fabric. I use mine to store all my cords that I use frequently, like my phone charger, camera cord, MP3 cord, etc. I managed to talk her into giving this bag to me so I am now going to use it for the cords - Thank you Mary!

Here is Dave with his first bag.

And Tina - love the lime green zipper.

Cindy make her two bags and even filled them with stuff. I have lots of other photos but these are a good sampling of what was created.

After the meeting we all went out to lunch at a Mexican restaurant.

Tomorrow I am teaching the first class of my beginning machine piecing class. I have both a morning and evening session and spent some time this afternoon developing handouts for the class. Wish me luck.


  1. They look wonderful! And such a fun project. Is there a pattern available or is this something you made up (So clever)

    patchwork penguin

  2. Those are so cute! Wish I lived closer so I could take some classes from you.

  3. Those look so fun and we all need lots and lots of bags!

  4. What is pet screen?

  5. Fabulous! Its so nice to take a class and go home with something FINISHED!

    I need to make some of these bags, I've only ever done them like tote bags, I think the zippered kind would be very useful!


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