It has been quite some time since I last posted. Lots has been happening in our household since June. I am happy to report things are finally starting to slow down a bit (health issues being resolved for my son) and have found some time recently for stitching and sewing.
LOR'S PROJECT BAG
I have been noticing on Instagram a lot of project bags with a clear vinyl front to where you could see your items. I decided I would like one for myself but as usual I wanted something a bit different from what i was seeing. I really wanted my bag to have a gusseted bottom.
A week ago I decided to take my knowledge of the construction of various bags I have made in the past and set about to design just what I wanted. This photo is of my third version and by far the best as I added a medium weight iron on craft pellon to several pieces. It is so much better I wanted to throw out the first 2 versions where I was working out my design.
I definitely am not a professional seamstress but am not afraid to try and make what I want. I know there are many other ways to make this bag and I may not do everything the way a professional would but this bag fit my needs and I can make one in less than 2 hours so works for me.
Here is the supply list and video tutorial for my bag.
SUPPLY LIST FOR LOR'S PROJECT BAG
1 18" zipper
Cut 1 16" x 16" piece of fabric (inside back visible through vinyl)
Cut 2 4 1/2" x 16" strips (used at the top with zipper)
Cut 2 5 1/2" x 16" (used at the bottom and will be gusseted)
Cut 1 8 1/2" x 16" fabric complimentary to strips (outside back)
Cut 1 8 1/2" x 16" vinyl (front) I went to the fabric store and took the time to read what each type of vinyl's recommended use. I used a medium weight vinyl.
Cut 2 2 1/2" x 3" fabric (will become zipper tabs)
Cut 1 15 1/2" x 15 1/2" fusible fleece
Cut 2 4 1/2" x 16" iron on craft pellon
Cut 2 5 1/2" x 16" iron on craft pellon
Cut 1 8 1/2" x 16" iron on craft pellon
Again on the craft pellon I chose a medium weight. Enough to give the bag some form but not too stiff.
I had to really condense this video down in order for it to load. I will post a picture tutorial with directions at a later time.
I will post again soon with some stitchy updates.