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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Classic
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Butterick B 5005

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

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

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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 -

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

Is the pattern available? Xx

05/19/2015 Flag

I have no idea. The pattern information is near the top of the project post!

05/20/2015 Flag

I want to make a beach bag for my daughter. I have some burlap with Winnie the phoo her favotite Disnery Charecter any way will it work for this project

06/25/2015 Flag

Hi! I don't know that I'd recommend making a beach bag out of burlap - it doesn't hold up well when wet or damp. I've seen lots of great beach bags made from pet screen - it's a plastic coated screen that would allow air-flow.

06/27/2015 Flag