This bag gets its stability from the Decovil Light or other thinner stabilizer we use at strategic places. The flap is made with a layer of high loft fleece AND a layer of Decovil Light to give it some stability and volume at the same time.
For the exterior, we use two different fabrics/colours.
I suggest you use quilting weight cotton for the exterior2 pieces and whatever fabric you fancy for the exterior1 parts.
This pattern has been tested with quilting cotton, upholstery, cork and vinyl. For the lining and the gussets, all testers used a thinner material (like quilting cotton).
What do you need:
- Quilting cotton or decorator fabric
- Exterior colour 1: 5/8 yard (60cm) (44” wide)
- Exterior colour 2: 5/8 yard (60cm) (44” wide) (this needs to be as thin as interfaced quilting cotton)
- Lining: 5/8 yard (60cm) (44” wide)
- Woven interfacing
- Vlieseline Decovil Light, SBM rosetex, Bouncyfirm 160, PELLON 808 craft-fuse, BOSAL dura-fuse
14” x 17 ½” (36cm x 45cm)
- Pellon Thermolam tp971f – Vlieseline H640 – Sew Lazy dreamy fusible
9″ x 6″ (23cm x 16cm)
- Two #5 zippers 12” (30cm) + 10” (25cm)
- Fabric glue/School glue
- Disappearing marker
- A thin magnetic snap or tongue-lock or metal trim with invisible magnet or oval flip lock
- Ruler and Rotary cutter
- Printer (to print out the pattern pieces).
What do you get:
- 22 pages of extremely detailed instructions and diagrams
- a cutting list (both metric and imperial)
- Full pattern pieces (no cutting on fold)
- A sew-a-long video
The ins and outs of this pattern:
- 10″ wide and 7,5″ high with a depth of 3″ – 25cm x 19cm x 7,5cm
- A slip pocket
- A zippered zippered pocket
- Dividing zippered pocket on the inside
- Minimal hardware (2 zippers and a thin magnetic snap or any other lock you prefer) Attach the strap with rivets or any other way you like.