Well, over at Sew Sweetness today, Sara has released yet another awesome bag pattern. And I got to be one of her testers! Hop over there and check out all the bags - this is a really good pattern. Very detailed. If you take your time and go step by step, it will turn out the way it's supposed to!
I didn't take too many (any?) pics of the process, but here are a few shots of my finished product.
|Here's the bottom - I kinda love it. :)|
There are two pockets on the inside - one basic zip pocket, and one padded pocket for a tablet or e-reader - which would be so perfect IF I HAD ONE! Alas. I've been using it to tote my knitting and a book or two. I can stuff a lot into it and it maintains its shape really nicely.
Two new products I was introduced to while making this bag:
1. Auto Headliner fabric - It's basically 1/8" foam with fabric on one side. It helps the bag stand up nice and tall, and keeps it from being saggy and sad. I used it as a substitute for a much more expensive fabric stabilizer. With a coupon, I got a yard (54" wide, mind you) for about $10. Sweeeeeeeet. Thanks to Cindy of Raspberry Sunshine for that amazing bit of genius!
2. Pellon SF-101 Shape Flex interfacing - How is it possible that I've never used this before? I love it. It shall henceforth be my go-to interfacing. SO nice to work with, and it didn't melt under my iron.
So...whaddya think? :)