Thanks for all the kind words about Quilt Market. I have more things to share, but had to start with this. One of the people I finally met was Kathy Mack from Pink Chalk Studio. She's a good friend of Jone's and the three of us had dinner one evening. A highlight in all ways.
This morning I was visiting Kathy's blog and saw her post about this cute, cute Dumpling Bag from Keyka Lou.
I had almost everything here to give it a try.
I pieced my fabric scraps together to get the fronts right side up. Different patterns on each side. (Add seam allowance where the pattern fold line is and press the seam open flat.)
I even had an old zipper here (* long time since I sewed in a zipper). No interfacing though so I used muslin and basted it to the back of the front instead (but left the lining as is). That worked just fine.
My fabric line doesn't ship until January, but I could make a bunch of these with my pre-press samples for holiday gifts. Or use up some of my crazy vintage stash.