There’s still some sewing going on!
February 12, 2011 § 13 Comments
It’s not all knitting around here. There is still some sewing going on too! Some of Amy Butler’s new fabric arrived at work and I just had to make a bag. This is the Cosmo Bag from her book Style Stitches. It’s huge! And that’s just what I wanted, a giant, humongous bag.
The pattern was great, although a few more pictures in the instructions would have been helpful. In a couple of spots I felt like I was moving forward blind. And because it is so huge, it’s an interfacing hog! Every single piece has interfacing fused to it. I took a couple of shortcuts and left the interfacing off of the second layer of the pocket linings and I used up a lot of odd pieces of interfacing I had laying around. I ran out of the mid-weight interfacing used in the body of the bag and switched to heavy weight in the handles. Who likes wimpy, saggy handles anyway. Right?
To make the bottom a little stiffer, I stitched a leftover piece of Timtex to the bottom layer of fabric. It should keep it’s shape quite well.