So I made new bags for my youngest sister Nico.
|I still have fabric from Jenean Morrison collection In My Room;
the green fabric is Kona cotton.
So simple that I neglected too much the top edge; in the end, I had to add a flower to add a little spice! But it is very functional.
It is made with the light Decovil interfacing, which I love more and more!
It is small, but with a lot of space inside and 2 zippered pockets (one inside, one outside).
I learned how to make an adjustable strap!
Attaching the flower was very unpleasant!
And this one below I wanted to be a small travel bag! One that you can take on the plane, as a hand luggage. It doesn’t look exactly like a travel bag, but it does meet the expectations of a travel bag: it’s spacious.
I did not want to make it bigger, as my sister is short in stature.
It is made with heavy Decovil interfacing; I think I will have a love affair with this interfacing. I love it and I hate it in the same time, but I love it more than I hate it so I will use it!
This interfacing is lighter than Peltex/Timtex when you touch it and it seems very flexible, still it was a little harder to work with it than with Peltex/Timtex (I broke one needle!). One time when I especially hate it is when you have to turn the bag from one side to the other. Then you will ask yourself why you did not use fusible fleece (!) but the simple answer is that it would not look the same. So, turning from one side to the other requires patience but it is something that can be done. Be careful to do it only once!
At the first sight, the look and the feel of the fabric fused on Decovil
is almost the same with the look of the fabric fused on Peltex. If you
look more careful, Peltex gives the fabric a paper/cardboard look, while
Decovil gives the fabric a leather look.
manufactured in Germany, is great for Europeans; it is cheaper than
Peltex. Mine is 36” wide and more economical than a 20” wide
Of course, the pins hardly go through 2 layers!
But all the efforts worth it in the end! Look how handsome it is! And it is not over-pressed.
I love the sharp edges!
And the rounded corners!
A large zippered pocket on the back.
The straps are made from cotton webbing wrapped in fabric; there are also 2 layers of batting on the portions of the straps that stay on the shoulders.
And TA DA!!! I finally took the time to add a zippered closure! It took me only half of a day, figuring out how to do it, but mostly because of the heavy and stiff interfacing – it makes it ten times harder!
It is finished with a binding, like our quilts.
Now to polish these patterns! I want to make 4 sets, for me and my sisters to take to Paris.
Have a great day,
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