When I was in North Carolina a month ago my niece asked if I would make her a duffel from Simplicity Pattern #2600. It calls for pre-quilted fabric. Why is it the only pre-quilted fabric you can find is for babies? So, she picked out the fabrics she liked and I quilted the fabric myself! Does that count as a quilting project?
Quite the busy fabrics, eh? I thought so too. But once I got it sewn together, they really complimented each other well!
This bag is HUGE! I put in 6 beach towels just to fill it out while taking the picture and still had room left. It wasn’t too difficult, although the seams would have been very thick when it came to sewing two layers of the quilted fabric, the piping and the binding covering the seams on the inside of the bag. I decided not to do the seam bindings on the inside and went with serging those seams instead. I did pre-wash the fabrics. I want her to be able to wash it seeing as how the contrast fabric is pretty light.
I also had this pattern (it’s free!) for a prism cosmetic bag that I’ve been wanting to try. Incredibly easy!
Stitched it up in about a half-hour. I think I’ll re-draft it to make the bag bigger. It’s more of a jewelry bag than cosmetic bag at this size (about 7″ wide). I don’t wear make-up, but would like to fit more than travel-sized tubes in it. The directions to draft the pattern were very, very simple. Great pattern! What do you think?!
Wow that looks GREAT! I love how that bag turned out! I think I like it even better than the last one you did! I was kind of worried when I first saw the fabrics your niece picked out, but I guess she knew best! And that cosmetics bag is perfect – it looks like you bought it at the department store. If I didn’t know better… lol! – Peggi