Can never have too many bags.
And I kept seeing this one popping up all over the place.
A look at the Flickr group for how others had interpreted this bag convinced me to hit the 'pay' button to get the pattern and I'm thoroughly glad I did. In one afternoon I managed to crank out not one, not two but three of these bags.
|This one lives here now.|
Although the pattern doesn't call for it, I used home decor weight fabric on all the bags as I wanted them to be fairly stiff and resilient. With this bag I also backed each fabric piece with interfacing.
Bag lined with regular quilters cotton weight fabric.
I also top-stitched around the edge of the bag which wasn't mentioned in the pattern but which I think adds to the finish and also keeps the lining from peeking out.
On this bag I used fusible fleece to back each piece of fabric and then I used a velveteen to line it. This has made for the sturdiest of the three bags.
The pattern had instructions for fabric made handles but I skipped that as I had a roll of cotton webbing (2 inch wide) which you can pick up for a reasonable price. I've also used jute webbing in the past if you want a more rustic look.
All in all, a bag pattern to be recommended and an afternoon well spent.
Linking up to Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday.