Favorite things presents another gorgeous Pattern that is irresistible.
BAG 2 2/3 yards fabric (bag & inside pockets) 1 yard contrast fabric (lining & outside straps) 1 yard interlining (cotton fleece) 6-2" rings extra thick template plastic (12"x18") 1 yard 3/8” elastic thread CHANGE PAD 1 1/4 yards fabric 1 yard interlining 1/4 yard 1” Velcro™ thread Optional: for contrast lining purchase an additional 1 yard fabric Finished Dimensions: Bag-H-14" L-20" D-9" Change Pad- L-23" W-20"
We used cotton (Free Spirit Fabrics and Michael Miller Fabrics) for our model. Linen, bamboo, hemp and polyester would work as well. We used cotton fleece (Warm and Natural™) for our interlining.
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Interlining (cotton fleece) – In the pattern it says to machine baste or use temporary adhesive spray. Interlining can come with a fusible backing. All you have to do is iron it onto the back of your fabric; much easier than sewing or spraying!
Rings – These are impossible to find! I was able to find a seller online, but I would have had to buy a lot of them instead of just six. I ended up just using D-Rings and they work great! We also now carry Grommets, which would work great with this bag!
Template Plastic – It really exists. I searched and searched for it. If you’re not sure where it would be in a craft store, just ask. It is just plastic and it will go in the bottom of the bag to keep it sturdy.
Step 3 – You will need to use your Vanishing Fabric Marker for this part. You need to put the lines of where you need to sew on the back of the fabric. Stitch down in both lines (remember to backstitch! This is very important!) and press them open as per instructions. I got really confused in this part because I didn’t have the pattern piece in front of me.
Step 11 – Stitching tucks is really easy! There are two notches next to each other on each side of the pocket. You just have to put one notch on top of the other. Make sure the fold is turned away from the center.
Step 10 and 12 – In step 10, the pattern has you press a line for the stitching line. Step 12 has you stitch through that line. I found the pockets to be kind of small. It’s hard to stick a diaper in it. It is great for bottles and lots of other things, but if you want bigger pockets, then you can move this stitching line over so one pocket is bigger and the other will now be smaller. If you want to make this change, press the stitching line over in step 10.
Step 14 – This step seems really weird and threw me off. But it really is exactly like the picture is saying. You will sew the two lining bases onto another lining base that has the interlining attached to it. Sew them onto the right side of the fabric, not the interlining side.
Step 22 – This is the step where you attach your handles to your bag. I read through it many times and made sure to put the handles on correctly. Then I finished and went to put on my bag when I realized I really didn’t put them on correctly.
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