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Yarn crafters and on the go crafters, sewers and quilters will love this handy project bag. The Maine On-The-Go Project Bag is perfect for toting your craft WIP (work in progress) wherever you go. The designer used hers on the train for her knitting! The handle is designed to fit over your arm leaving your hands free to craft in a queue. It is equally at home when at home too, keep it next to your chair so you can pick up where you left off, and knit (or quilt) in front of the TV.
The bag features a zipper box pocket in the front and two handy lined slip pockets inside. There is a drop in lining and bound edges so there is no complicated turning out to be done. Best of all, the pattern includes the step-by-step instructions to make the little macrame feather too!
The designer rates her project as perfect for a confident beginner to intermediate sewer. She says that there will be not too many surprises here but some skills are assumed. If you are new to sewing, this is the perfect bag to get you going, and don’t worry about the zipper pocket. It is really easy and she has added a supplementary masterclass on her blog to show you this handy skill in more detail if you need more guidance.
When you have finished making your own Maine On-The-Go Project Bag it will measure approximately 11″ high by 10 1/2″ wide by 3 1/2″ deep.
What you will need to make a Maine On-The-Go Project Bag:-
- ½ a yard of canvas fabric in a pretty print,
- ½ a yard of lining fabric,
- 48” bias binding to coordinate with your main fabric. The designer made hers from the main fabric because it is quite busy and she did not really want to add another pattern. A solid navy would have been another way to go,
- 24” Style-vil foam interfacing (Vlieseline),
- One Fat Eighth of S320 fusible interfacing (Vlieseline),
- One 5” metal zipper to coordinate with your main fabric,
- Basic sewing supplies,
- A sewing machine.
The pattern includes nine pages of detailed instructions including hints and tips and two pages of printable templates with a sizing guide. There is a companion tutorial about the zipper and best of all, the pattern is full of TIPS which will give you a much deeper understanding of the bag-making process.
This is a teaching pattern designed to add to your skills. You get so much more than just another sewing pattern- you gain understanding about why you are doing something in a particular way. If you want to download the pattern then you can click on the light blue button below.
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