Butterick B 5005 »
InstructionsThis is an advanced project. The pattern is a little difficult to follow - and you need a really sturdy machine to get through all the layers of fabric and interfacing. But...it is awesome when it's done.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Classic, Traditional
Home Dec fabric, a zipper, purse feet
What was your inspiration?
My friend wanted a diaper bag - I saw this pattern (it is for a diaper bag) and got it. I never made her a diaper bag, but I did make a bag for me. I then offered it as a class. It was not an easy project, but the ladies got through it and have some awesome bags.
What are you most proud of?
Interpreting the pattern and finding a way to explain things to the women in my class.
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.