Ever start making something and you can’t seem to stop? It happens to me all the time. Pipe bags are a prime example. Last year I sat down to make a dozen and wound up with 19! This was a good thing as I did very well selling them at the Las Vegas show last November.
Time to make more with the Chicago Pipe show coming up in May. I decided to use some scraps from smoking jackets to make some extra snazzy pipe bags and then realized I needed more of the Sherlock Holmes canvas prints from Spoonflower. And there was denim left over from the denim jacket I made. When I counted, there were 14. And then I got my second wind and dug into the cork fabric that I picked up last winter and made 9 more. Probably time to stop!
I call them pipe bags, and use them for carrying pipes in, but they are useful for cosmetics, snacks, medication, anything that benefits from having a handy zip bag for carrying.
The cork was great to work with! Stitches easily with a size 12 or 14 topstitch needle. Tried out metallic thread, too! And the cork feels buttery smooth. Its waterproof, stain resistant, and flame resistant.
Have fun and keep stiching, Lennea