Chevron or ZigZag?

Does it matter?  It all depends on who you are talking to.  Old School Sewing Gals, like me, know this pattern as 'Zig Zag'.

It's been around for ages and once the Zig Zag stitch came out on sewing machines,  Zig Zag became a universal term.  How do you say it in Spanish, German, Swedish etc?  Zig Zag!!!

What about Chevron?  In Texas, it's where you fill up your gas tank.  Yes, I know it has origins in ancient heraldry, and does appear on several of my Ancestors Coat of Arms.

After all is discussed and done over terminology, it comes down to knowing the pattern can be called either or.  Thank goodness, cause the fabric world has been flooded with ZigZag/Chevron patterns.  I'm a fan!

Aren't the colors fantastic?  The fabric weight is 'Duck' or light weight canvas.  Perfect for bags.  Oh, and these are two of  my latest bag designs.  I mentioned making bags last month, and am just now getting around to showing them to you.

I have TWO styles in this bag.  This one which functions as a purse with a padded phone pocket embedded in the front panel.  It is designed for easy access to your cell phone.  A loop for hooking your keys hangs from the interior strap on the same side as the phone pocket.  The inside has two 'Triangle Pockets' for separating your wallet and small make-up bag.

No more digging to the bottom or dumping everything out to find your stuff.

The other style is an All Purpose Tote with the Quilter/Knitter/Crocheter in mind.  It works great for small to medium sized projects to take along when you travel or join a 'Sit and Sew' group.  It has two triangle pockets on the inside for keeping your Needle Case and Tool Bag separated.  The entire bag has a layer of batting sandwiched between the exterior and the inside lining.  The strap is a comfortable width on your shoulder or can be carried on your arm with ease. 

All this Bag Sewing is part of my 4R's Bucket List, and I am happy to say that it has made an impact on Repurposing Quilt Blocks, Recycling Vintage Linens, Quilts and Batting, Renewing a Bag Pattern and Reselling.  Yep, they are selling and special orders are welcome. 
Best of all, I am having fun being back on my sewing machine. 
I've even used the Zig Zag Stitch a time or two.
How about you...do you Zig Zag?


Wendy said...

I appreciate the addition of a solid to break up that chevron, zig zag, bargello, whatever you call it. and yes, beautiful colors!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I say Zig Zag. Have a Happy Thanksgiving down in Texas!

Joanne said...

I tend to zag when I should zig, but that's just me being crazy. Very fun bags and I love the colors. I marvel at each new treat you introduce.

Sue McPeak said...

Me too, Wendy. The solid gives the eye a place to rest. It is definitely not a bag to try and match with an outfit.

Sue McPeak said...

I knew that would be your answer, Ann. Yup, it's going to be Turkey in Texas....you too!

Sue McPeak said...

It must be a generation thing...I zig first!.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Your blog is so pretty and professional! I enjoyed getting caught up on here.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathy M.


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