January 10, 2008
Putting it to use
Fabric from my ever-growing stash, that is. Last night was Project Runway which means that it is also project night in my house. It's kind of geeky, but I love the idea of picking a new project and pushing myself to complete it in a single evening with the TV on in the background. So, every Wednesday for the rest of the season I intend to complete an entirely new project.
In the spirit of Tory's selfish crafting month mandate I made myself a new winter bag. I've had this Amy Butler fabric around for a while and the colors finally seemed to fit my mood (plus it was on the top of a pile) so I put it to use. I used the Pleated Beauty Bag pattern in Bend the Rules Sewing and it went together pretty quickly. I didn't have any rigid interfacing, so I used four layers of Pellon 40. It's still a little saggy, next time I'll use something stiffer.
Remember this fabric? Perfect for a lining, don't you think? My only complaint about this bag is that it is gigantic. Much bigger than I expected. Strange, because I made a Charming Handbag last summer and it was much smaller than I expected. Maybe the next one will be just right.