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New Sports Balls Zipper Bags, Magical Sports Snaptabs, and Sports Charms

Posted by Jenny Chesnick on

New Sports Balls Zipper Bags, Magical Sports Snaptabs, and Sports Charms

POP's back to school game is strong this week with two new sports ball zipper bags, Magical Sports Snaptabs (Set 1), and Sports Charms (Set 1). Yes, these are only set 1, so more sports are coming soon!
 We have a new Golf Ball Zipper Bag and Tennis Ball Zipper Bag for you, and we updated and refreshed our Basketball, Volleyball, and Soccer Ball Zipper Bags. If you have already purchased the older designs, simply log in to your account and download the updated files from your existing order.
Magical Sports Snaptabs Set 1:
Sports Charms Set 1:
 
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Candy and Snack Package Zipper Bags In The Hoop

Posted by Anna Pritchett on

Candy and Snack Package Zipper Bags In The Hoop

candy snack zipper bag in the hoop

Ever wanted to know how everyone is making those adorable zipper pouches out of candy or snack packaging? Let's make one together.

Gather the necessary supplies:

Choose the snack package, and measure it to determine what size zipper bag is possible. This one will have a useful space of about 8 inches wide by 6 inches high, so I can make a 5x7 inch bag or smaller. 

Candy snack package zipper bag in the hoop

Carefully open the package with scissors. Look at the back of the bag. Is it attractive or potentially useful? I'm using a solid fabric for the back of the zipper pouch, but I could cut down the sides and treat the back the same as the front for a different look. I'm going to save the right side panel from the package back because it has a fun graphic. Wash the packaging with dish soap to remove any food residue.

candy snack zipper bag in the hoop

In order to transform the packaging into something that can be stitched into a zipper pouch, I will cover it with fusible vinyl. Fusible vinyl comes in glossy and matte. I used glossy for this tutorial. Cut out a piece of fusible vinyl to fit the package without hanging over the edges. (Or the overhang will fuse to the ironing board cover!)

candy snack zipper bag in the hoop

Peel back the paper layer and lay the vinyl on the snack package. (Save the paper backing!) Using the squeegee, start in the middle of the package and smooth the vinyl out to the edges. I flip it over and try to work out wrinkles from the underside as well.

candy snack zipper bag in the hoop fusible vinyl

Grab the vinyl directions and read them. Go ahead and read them a couple of times. Preheat the iron according to the manufacturer's instructions. Use the protective paper backing to cover the vinyl and packaging. I like to save larger pieces from projects to use again and again. Don't touch the hot iron to the snack package or vinyl directly! Follow the instructions to fuse the vinyl to the snack package.

candy snack zipper bag in the hoop fusible vinyl

Add some type of interfacing to the backside of the vinyl-topped package. For a puffier, distinctively quilted look, use fusible fleece. For a trimmer look, stick to SF101 or some kind of medium or lite interfacing.

A stippling design is used to "quilt" the prepared packaging to the cut away stabilizer. Stippling is not technically necessary if the package piece is interfaced, but it hides imperfections in the fused vinyl and adds another design element to your finished bag. I'm using a design that looks like waves to coordinate with the fish candy packaging.  Get those HERE. There are a variety of stippling and quilting block files available from embroidery shops online, including several free options. Alternatively, the packaging can be quilted using a sewing machine. Select a file that ideally is larger than the finished size so that the edges of the stippling stitch don't show on the finished bag. My finished piece needs to be 6x8 inches, so I could have used a 6x10 or larger file. I stitched the 7x11 size.

Hoop cut away stabilizer and stitch the placement stitch if there is one. Center the vinyl-covered and interfaced package in the hoop, and smooth it out as much as possible.

candy snack zipper bag in the hoop fusible vinyl

The packaging should look similar to this when the stippling stitch is complete. The stippling thread color can add another whimsical element to your zipper pouch.

candy snack zipper bag in the hoop fusible vinyl

Remove the stippled packaging from the hoop and trim to size.

candy snack zipper bag in the hoop fusible vinyl

Here is the candy package ready to be made into a zipper bag!

candy snack zipper bag in the hoop fusible vinyl

For the back of these bags, I suggest using something that isn't super lightweight and adding interfacing. The prepared snack packaging front has some heft to it, and choose something to balance that out without making the bag impossible to turn.

My finished zipper pouch (which is the 4.94" x 6.96" from the Original Top Zip Set of 9) looks a little boring. Hmmm, how could I jazz this up?

candy snack zipper bag in the hoop

Remember the back of the package? I used the fish and hook graphic to make a coordinating applique snap tab. The Basic Shapes Applique Snap Tab Bundle or the Charms Basic Shape Set 1 or the Charms Basic Shape Set 2 are perfect to use to showcase fun, small sections of the package.

candy snack zipper bag in the hoop fusible vinyl snap tab glitter

See the glitter inside the applique snap tab? That's a tutorial for another day! 

Come share your candy and snack zipper bags in the POP Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/parkerontheporch/ 

 

YouTube tutorials that might be helpful:

Top Zip Bag Tutorial

Candy Bag Zipper Pouch with Jenny from MSQC

Zippered Snack Bags with Missy

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ID Case Zipper Pouch and Pencil Pouch Supply List - In The Hoop

Posted by Jenny Chesnick on

ID Case Zipper Pouch and Pencil Pouch Supply List - In The Hoop

 

Good Morning! POP is taking you BACK TO SCHOOL this week with our new ID Case Zipper Pouch, Pencil Pouch, Script XL Alpha Charms, and Science Charms. I will link all Supplies used below.

Today's new ID Case Zipper Pouch comes in a 5x7 hoop size. The Script XL Alpha Charms and Science Charms will work in 4x4 hoops and up. The Script XL Alpha Charms are the third in our must-have series of alphabet charms, and they are perfect for personalizing all of your in the hoop projects. The Science Charms make any bag smarter. 

The Pencil Pouch design has three sizes (for 5x7 and 6x10 hoops) and a see-through clear vinyl window to keep track of your school supplies. 

The Science Charms coordinate with the Science Sketch Trio 

 

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How to Make Bag Charms - In the Hoop Bag Doodads

Posted by Anna Pritchett on

How to Make Bag Charms - In the Hoop Bag Doodads

ITH Zipper Bag Charm Machine Embroidery Snaptab Snap Tab
Gather your supplies: 
Beads
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters
(You can buy a Set of 3 jewelry making tools)
Okay, first off, a few disclaimers. I’m not a professional jeweler. I’m not even an amateur jeweler. I learned how to do this through Pinterest and my BFF, Google. Wires and wire cutters are sharp. Beads are choking hazards. Safety first, people! I’m also not a hand model, and although I did get a manicure, it wasn’t a very good one.
I bought all of these supplies at Michael’s (don’t forget your coupons!), but Hobby Lobby And JoAnn’s will also carry basic supplies. You can buy a small set that comes with the gray tray, round nose pliers, wire cutters, and chain nose pliers for around $10. Or you could pick up a larger jewelry making tray  to have more workspace. 
These are headpins. You can get them in assorted sizes and other color metal finishes. 
Assorted beads—I’ve had these since the late 1990s. Craft hoarding FTW! You’ll need some small beads because the holes in the larger statement beads are larger than the end of the headpins. If you don't already have beads, you can pick up assorted sets to have a variety of colors. 
ITH Zipper Bag Charm Machine Embroidery Snaptab Snap Tab
Ready to get creative? Thread on different colors, and play around until you find a combination you love. See my little Ariel made of beads?
ITH Zipper Bag Charm Machine Embroidery Snaptab Snap Tab
Once you’re happy with your bead arrangement, trim the headpin to leave approximately ½” of empty space at the top. The one on the left is too short, and the one on the right is a bit too long. 
Be careful when you snip off the end with your wire cutters. The tiny pieces like to fly! I usually snip inside of a bag to keep the pieces from winding up everywhere. 
ITH Zipper Bag Charm Machine Embroidery Snaptab Snap Tab
Now grab your round nose pliers. You’re going to make a small loop in the top of the headpin. Hold the wire close to the end to start.
ITH Zipper Bag Charm Machine Embroidery Snaptab Snap Tab
Then bend the wire around until you’ve formed a loop that closes against the headpin near the top of your beads.
ITH Zipper Bag Charm Machine Embroidery Snaptab Snap Tab
The first few times, you may make a weird, lumpy oval or even snap the piece off entirely from too many readjustments. (Oops.) If you aren’t happy with your doodad, just snip off the loop, grab a new headpin, and try again.
Once you’ve made your doodads, attach them using a split ring or jump ring. I like using jump ring pliers, but they're not necessary.
Thread your doodads onto the jump ring or enclose them in a split ring. Attach the doodad to a zipper pull, key ring, or other piece of hardware. I'm using a lobster key ring for this snap tab.
ITH Zipper Bag Charm Machine Embroidery Snaptab Snap Tab
And voilà!
ITH Zipper Bag Charm Machine Embroidery Snaptab Snap Tab
The world is your oyster! Go forth and create endless options for custom zipper pulls and snap tab accessories.
Pick up some alphabet beads to make word/name doodads.
ITH Zipper Bag Charm Machine Embroidery Snaptab Snap Tab
Have fun accessorizing your favorite POP snap tabs and zipper bags! Come show off your creations in our Facebook group.
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In The Hoop - Double Zipper Splash Bag Supply List

Posted by Jenny Chesnick on

In The Hoop - Double Zipper Splash Bag Supply List

Good Morning! Introducing the new Double Zipper Splash Bag and Tropical Charms set! I will link ALL Supplies used below. Today's bag comes in 7 sizes and is fully lined except for the clear vinyl window. The Tropical Charms are designed to complement the Splash bags and all of your bright, sunny, summer projects. Other file used in photos is the Magical Toys Dinosaur Snap Tab
 
 
 
Supplies used:

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