Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch »
InstructionsI followed Kirsten Link's instructions for a zipper pouch, but used the dimensions for a larger case which she provides on her Sew Mama Sew blog. Because I didn't have any fusible fleece, I decided simply to do some quilting to attach some batting to the exterior fabric. The bag therefore has an extra layer of thin cotton, which I used for the mini quilt sandwich. I think I will make an iPad case ...
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Type of item: Accessory
A heavy linen/cotton curtain fabric.
What was your inspiration?
I had made two pencil cases following Kirsten's pattern and became ambitious. This was a Sunday morning project and a great stress-buster.
What are you most proud of?
Adding the quilting design myself. It was a necessity really, because I didn't have any fusible fleece. I'm not sure you can even buy it in the UK!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Use a fabric marker pen to mark out your quilting pattern accurately before you start and use a walking foot if you have one. It gives much more reliable results.