Type of item: Accessory
Style: Whimsical, Funky
Home dec fabric, zipper, curtain grommets, hardware
What was your inspiration?
I saw a similar one on Sew4Home - but wanted to make some changes. I found my sister's Air Force duffle (from 1975) and used that as a model. The top isn't a drawstring - it's four large (pink) curtain grommets. A metal rectangle (about 1 1/2" long) is threaded through the grommets then attached to a swivel hook.
I named it the TItan Two because my sister studied missile electronics in the USAF and worked on the Titan Two missile!
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.
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.