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The Laundry Duffle

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Unisex
Style Whimsical, Funky
Ms. Elaineous on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Home dec fabric, zipper, curtain grommets, hardware

Ms. Elaineous on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Getting the proportions correct so that the color blocking of the three different fabrics went together. The first one I designed looked a little too bottom-heavy, so I added some to the top piece of fabric and took some away from the bottom (brown) fabric. Also, getting the circle the correct size so it fit the fabric. Yikes...lots of math an testing on muslin.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun picking the fabric. And try the big curtain grommets - they are REALLY easy to install! I am making one adjustment to the pattern, then it will be available.

Ms. Elaineous on craftsy.com

Love your thinking. I don't use patterns, didn't realise I had the engineering in me!

10/22/2011 Flag

YAY! I should have been an industrial engineer - it's the Virgo in me. I approach sewing as part engineer and part artist. And I'm incredibly practical. Everything I make must be functional. I live in a small, corporate town and sew with a lot of engineers. They've rubbed off on me!

10/23/2011 Flag

Ha! We Virgoens all think alike then!

10/23/2011 Flag

I have a daughter off to college and I would love to make this for her. Please let me know when the pattern is available for purchase. Your blog has inspired me to dust off my Viking and sew some......thanks!

04/30/2012 Flag

YAY! I am finishing up my semester next week, then will spend some time this summer fine-tuning my patterns. This duffle is great - and I want to make it in different sizes, so one that will fit gym clothes and shoes. I'll keep you posted!

04/30/2012 Flag