Long trip coming up, which includes stops in snowy mountains, hot deserts, and rainy coastal areas. I need to bring a little of everything, so my suitcases are overflowing.
So here’s a second garment bag, smaller and much simpler than the first. It took only about 90 minutes to make, while the fancy first one took about 12 hours. But that included figuring a lot of stuff out, which I used when making this one. I only have heavy, dark zippers left, so I made a flap to hide it.
Hubby’s new garment bag. Even faster, because the dark zipper didn’t need a flap. The only vertical seam is the zipper; I just used the entire width and length of the fabric for both these bags. I thought they would look matched down center front, but no.
drawstring bags, to replace more ratty zip bags
We leave Tuesday for a seven week road trip. I may be just a little antsy, and crafting helps me calm down.
But it’s getting ridiculous.
A cosmetic case
a jewelry roll
A case to carry electronics
A bag for my TENS machine
2 matching bags for razor and foot sander
A garment bag
An overnight bag to match
A small zip pouch out of those leftovers
Another zip pouch out of a pretty scrap that fell off the shelf
3 drawstring bags for various things to pack
Another garment bag.
Yet another garment bag.
That’s 17 zippers in the last month. My husband is getting nervous, but that’s silly because I don’t have a big enough piece of fabric to bag him. Good thing I don’t like piecing…
…plus three bags to hold games: dominoes (with a Mexican food theme fabric because we play Mexican Train), cards (card/loteria fabric), and Triominoes (rainbow zebras).
…2 drawstring bags for vitamins, one bag just because the fabric was sitting there, a large tote to replace the ratty nylon bag for bathroom supplies (but I liked that the nylon was water-resistant, so I took it apart and used it as a lining). Since I unearthed a few more zippers (note to loved ones muttering about interventions: we NEED to hoard supplies!), my zip installation count is now up to 20, plus some velcro on the last bag.
Um, I packed my embroidery supplies in a nice clear plastic bag with a real zipper. It looks kind of sad next to all the good stuff. Does it need an upgrade? Could I harvest that zipper?
we leave tomorrow morning. Can I bring the sewing machine? I could make new curtains for the hotel room!