Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag »
InstructionsThe only difference between Kristen Link's version and mine is that I sewed the pockets on the interior lining rather than the exterior side. Because I attached the batting to the interior lining, the height of the lining ended up higher than the height of the exterior. This is why you see the pink along the top of the bag. All the pieces were cut exactly to her pattern. I made this bag for my ...
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Type of item: Toy
Style: Funky, Cute, Whimsical
I used a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine to make and cut custom applique shapes. To make the applique and the bag I used scrap fabric, quilted batting, fabric interfacing, and quilted interfacing. I sewed it with my Singer Advanced sewing machine.
What was your inspiration?
The minute I saw the mini course for this pattern I knew what I wanted to make. My baby girl just loves playing with my bags. I thought a bright colorful bucket bag would make her happy.
What are you most proud of?
Well, I didn't sew perfectly, but with the help of the tutorial I was able to complete the bag. And, my baby just LOVES it.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I am a self taught sewer. I've never had a formal class. My mother sewed a lot when I was a kid but I never learned from her. I loved having a video course to help me step by step. If you are a beginner like me, please take a look at tutorials on how to properly adjust your machine for proper tension, and practice with scraps until it's perfect. You CAN make this bag. You really can!