Hoop Travel Bags by jenniferworthen
Hoop Travel Bags, a photo by jenniferworthen on Flickr.

I have a lot of cross-stitch and embroidery on my goal list for this year. A few of them are monthly stitch-alongs, so I decided I needed something to keep my projects in long-term as I'm switching between them frequently. So, as I often do, I copied Amanda's awesome idea of making some hoop travel bags. The pattern is from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, who also happens to be the creator of the Dessert of the Month Club stitch-along that I'm also doing. The bags are the perfect size for your hoop and stitching accessories. Plus I got to use some cool colored zippers, so that was definitely exciting!

Hoop Travel Bag by jenniferworthen
Hoop Travel Bag, a photo by jenniferworthen on Flickr.

My first, and probably favorite, bag is made from some Michael Miller's Citron Grey and Amy Butler's Lark. I'm usually not good at pairing together fabrics from different lines, but this was an easy match, and I love how well they go together.

Hoop Travel Bag by jenniferworthen
Hoop Travel Bag, a photo by jenniferworthen on Flickr.

My second bag is made from two prints from Liz Scott's Sugar Pop.

Hoop Travel Bag by jenniferworthen
Hoop Travel Bag, a photo by jenniferworthen on Flickr.

My third bag is made from Robert Kaufman's Metro Living and a flannel print I bought at Joann's a very long time ago. I held on to it because I loved it SO much, but I could never find the right use for it. This bag turned out to be its perfect project!

I still have a few other hoop travel bag ideas that involve hexagons and cross-stitch on the actual bag, but those are going to take me longer to get to. These are perfect for using right now, and I love them!

What do you use to carry your hand-sewing projects in?
  • Jessica Everson

    cute! one of my goals this year is to learn how to do embroidery…maybe if I make myself a little bag like this it’ll give me some motivation ;-)

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