August 31, 2013

Tammy Bags and Zippers

Do you know what Madame Samm's Tammy Bag and zippers have to do with each other?  Well, let me tell you.  I bought a little book early in the year while on one of my trips to JoAnn's in Raleigh and have been chomping at the bit to make one of the projects inside.


The project includes zippers and I have been looking for the "right" zippers ever since.  I found some while on my last week excursion to JoAnn's with Elizabeth.


So now I had no excuse.. I had the book.. I had the idea.. and now I had the zippers... So, time to get busy...

This was the project inside the book that inspired my newest take on the Tammy bag.


I had all intentions of making the scissor keeper but I have fallen in love with these Tammy Bags and I could not resist just seeing how one would turn out using this inspiring idea for a front pocket on the Tammy.   And whalaah! here she is...


I used a fun black and white print for the inside lining...


A couple of photos showing the pocket...



She actually sits better for me with the heaviness of the zippers.  I zigzagged the zippers together before adding them to the front so I could use them as a pocket.  I sewed the top of the yellow and the bottom of the pink zipper to the bag to form the pocket.  All you have to do is unzip any of the zippers and put anything that fits inside.


I am tickled with how it turned out! The only thing I wish is that I had a gold toned piece of hardware but I think she still looks great even though the finishes have been combined together.   We crafters sometimes have to use what we have when the urge strikes to create! ha!

What do you think of the Tammy?

21 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

LOVE the zipper pocket..how cute and original!

Madame Samm said...

Ok, YOU can zip me in but I can't promise you I would zip forever...
this is soooo frigging cool. HOUNDtooth perfect...sophisticated...

Leslie said...

that is just downright clever!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wow this is so clever and looks grest too!

Hey ... I'm Lindsay ! said...

Pretty dang CUTE !!! Congrats on the successful project :)

SC Lady said...

So Cute, I just love...you are so talented.

Jeanie said...

This is so cute and creative..... I just love it!

Needled Mom said...

That is fabulous. I LOVE the zippers!!! Very cute.

Linda said...

So neat. I love it.

LesQuilts said...

Great adaption! My question, did you only get the purse frames from The Bag lady or another source? Yours looks different to me. Thanks, Leslie

Thearica said...

These came from JoAnns.

Marilyn said...

Sheesh - like I really need another idea. But it might be something to do with all those metal zippers I have in a box. Not any pretty ones like yours but I can't see me ever making jeans to use them up. I love your bag - very cute.

Gene Black said...

That is a great fun bag. I love the zipper front.

Mary said...

Too Cute! Do't you just love the Tammy Bag for all sorts of ideas. The zippers are great! Great job!

SandyQuilts said...

Adorable. But how do you put the purse hardware on? Is it hard? Any special tools required?

Thearica said...

This is the one you sew on. There are tiny holes all across the front of the hardware. I use pearl cotton size 8 to sew mine on with.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very cool idea for the Tammy bag. Love how it turned out and the hounds tooth is one of my new favorites!

Cathy said...

Wow, your zipper pocket looks great. It makes the Tammy Bag really "shine" !

Vickie said...

That is a super cute bag Thearica !

Jeanna said...

This is the cutest Tammy I've ever seen. How smart of you with the zipper idea :)

Love it!

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