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|Indygo Junction: IJ711 (The Carpetbag) - Type:Accessories|
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|Posted on:||2/15/13 3:59 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Wool Coating [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
A Mary Poppins style bag
the large size
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It certainly would have if I had followed the directions to the letter
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they are a little short on pictures but still simple enough to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's one of the cutest bag patterns I have ever seen and it includes 2 sizes. If sewn as written it would be a good beginner bag pattern, you only use a few pieces. The bag itself is one pattern piece all other pattern pieces are for the handles and pocket.
I used a wool suiting for the exterior (which I embroidered onto) and a silky print for the lining with a burnished peachskin for the handles, pocket trim and bottom.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1) topstitched through all layers of exterior and lining where the bag folds on itself so as to make a crease for sharper edges (easy to do, hard to explain 2) added a cordinating bottom 3) added the pocket to the outside, simply added a 1/2 inch to the seams of the pattern so that the dimensions would be right for the larger bag 3) added pockets on the inside 4) made up my own handles/straps and used rivets to attach them 5) omitted the trim on the exterior, I liked the look of the edge as it was, looks like piping
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes!
To me this is one of the cutest bag patterns I have ever seen! Who doesn't love Mary Poppins? The bag itself is not too big and not too small, room enough for an i-pad or even a small knitting project. I love the tubular frame that is used as the closure, it's hinged and spring loaded so there is no accidental opening, it stays shut!!
I used a lightweight fusible interfacing on every piece of the bag (except on the peachskin) and also used some thin cotton batting on the body of the bag (to keep it from being to slouchy) and in the handles. There is also a piece of that heavy duty interfacing on the bag bottom.
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