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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Classic
Ms. Elaineous on craftsy.com

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Butterick B 5005

Ms. Elaineous on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Home Dec fabric, a zipper, purse feet

Ms. Elaineous on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Interpreting the pattern and finding a way to explain things to the women in my class.

Ms. Elaineous on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time and buy plenty of 18/110 needles. And attempt this only if you have a good, strong machine. I used fusible horsehair interfacing and cut it slightly smaller than the fabric - it reduced bulk in the fabric.

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I too bought this pattern to make a diaper bag, and you are correct, it is not an easy project and i consider myself an advanced sewer! I think I ripped out and resewed the zipper section 2 or 3 times and I'm still not convinced I did it correctly!! But, the bag did turn out great and I gave it as a gift.

05/16/2012 Flag

Yes, the directions for the zipper...yikes. I ended up recreating this for my ladies in class. I put it in the wrong way the first time (but it worked), then fixed it the second time. I also measured all the pattern pieces and used a rotary cutter instead. My next one may be from this free pattern at Warehouse Fabrics - http://www.warehousefabricsinc.com/blog/diaper-bag-with-a-divider/

05/16/2012 Flag

This is a great bag, very precisely crafted!

05/09/2014 Flag

So glad I found you. Love your projects. Thanks so much for the freebies..I am 75 and have little extra $. You have great patterns.

07/18/2014 Flag

Paula! Thanks for the feedback! I'm always adding more!

07/19/2014 Flag