It's time for perfect pattern parcel #7 and the package is all about BAGS! How fun is that!
I had the selfish intention of making a new bag for me but the christmas spirit must be getting stronger and I took the opportunity to make a baby bag.
Did I almost tricked you into thinking it was a fashion bag?
I chose to make the Betty Bowler pattern . Without the front zipper pocket because I didn't want to hide the print and quilted both the outer fabric and lining together. Yes, I didn't follow the pattern instructions as is... Am Im a sewing rebel? I hope you are too!
It turned out very nice and tidy. Just sew like a french seam (w/w) and enclose the outside raw seams with the bias. Faux piping!
As I enclosed the zipper seams with the bias and used those transparent zippers. I think the zipper doesn't look bad from the inside point of view and the process works. It was kind of a test. I love those experimental ideas. Sometimes you got to make a pattern before you can add your design modifications and thats the best time to test for constructions ideas. That's my gift-able toile!
Can we come back to the outside of my bag and those Awwdorable woodland animals print. I got it last year from Terry Fabrics. The hardware, grosgrain and bias were sourced from my local quilting shop. I used cotton wadding instead of pellon (recommended) so that is why it doesn't hold the classic vintage bowling shape.
I tried to position the straps without making the animals cut in half so they are too close to the end. It's not bad but I wish I had made the straps a tiny bit longer and added an across the shoulder strap.
The bag is so spacious. There are two 50x50 cushions and a cot size knitted blanket stuffed inside.
Can I keep it? I want to... OH! I wish I could get away of walking around town as my new It bag...
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