11″ (28 cm) by 19″ (48 cm) remnant or one fat quarter for the pocket fabric,
* 4½ yards (4.11 m) – 20″ (51 cm) wide of one-sided fusible medium-weight interfacing – for stabilizing exterior quilt – weight cotton. Suggested Interfacing:Shape Flex (SF101) from Pellon,
* 1 yard (91 cm) – 44″(112 cm) minimum width of medium-weight canvas – for interlining. Suggested Canvas: Drill canvas (found in the utility fabric section of Joann),
One – 14″ (36 cm) by 4″ (10 cm) piece of ultra-firm stabilizer or plastic canvas (optional): – to stiffen the bottom of the bag. Suggested Stabilizer: Peltex (#70 or 71F) by Pellon (a double layer may also be used),
*If you plan to quilt this bag, you only need 2 yards of the medium-weight interfacing. You will also need two 20″ (51 cm) by 32″ (81 cm) pieces of fleece, batting, or Soft and Stable from by Annie’s. If you use the Soft and Stable, also forgo the medium-weight canvas interlining,
The sewing pattern comes with clear, detailed illustrations and thirty-three pages of instructions, pattern sheets, and cutting labels. Also included are links to online tutorials and even a bonus project.
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