Bag #2 – my drawstring bag with a lining – is in the house for the Put it in the Bag Challenge!!!
I love this little bag! I was initially nervous about bringing together three different fabrics to make this per the tutorial – two for the exterior and one for the interior – because it’s simply not my strong suit. Two, yes. Three, no. But, I remember reading somewhere that if you buy fat quarters in bundles they will always work well together (it’s simply the way bundled fat quarters are suppose to work). And sure enough, I used three fabrics from a five pack fat quarter bundle and I love the combination.
So darn cute and more than enough room to hold a knitting project of the sock, shawl, fingerless mitt kind.
As for the tutorial, I really liked it. The instructions were very clear and concise and the accompanying photos were nice, clear and helpful. The only modification I made came when making the bottom of the bag square. Although it’s scarier than hell, I like to cut my corners out like in this tutorial over sewing the corners up first and then cutting them.
I just like working with less fabric and I find this method way less bulky and easier to work with when matching up seams/creases. Just a personal preference.
Yeah! Two bags done (here’s the first one) and one more to go to complete the challenge! As far as my next bag, I’m looking to make the tote from Brett Bara’s book Sewing in a Straight Line. When I thought up this challenge, this was the first pattern I decided on and I haven’t wavered. My only issue is picking the perfect fabric for it…granted I’ve purchased fabric for it, I’m just not completely sold on what I’ve bought so far. Of course. Fickle.