Bag Project for April
Many of you picked up a copy of a bag project Angela will assist with finishing at guild meeting in April. Others of you will follow the link in email or blog.
Here's the short story. The outside of the bag needs 2 pieces 18" square. Think about orphan blocks in your collection. Build them up to 18" or just use yardage to cut to the size. Think regular cottons, home décor fabrics or something you want to upcycle. Be creative. It could be a suit coat, wool, denim.
Adhere interfacing to the pieces to make them stable and stiffen them. Add a layer of batting if you wish. Anything goes. Your bag will stand up better. .
Adding thread (stitches) adds great structure to the fabric. Stitch cross hatching, free motion designs, embroidery, stitch in the ditch. Have fun. Use your quilting skills. Preparing those exterior pieces prior to guild will allow you time to finish your bag at the meeting.
The interior, lining, also needs 18" squares. In the samples shown at guilt meeting, interfacing was also applied to the lining.
Should you want a loose sac style, leave out the interfacing.
Review the instructions for the other pieces to cut for the bag. One of the samples had an interior pocket, That is an add on but easily done. Bring the remains of the fabrics you are using should you want help preparing a pocket.