Since starting my woolly bits love, I’ve collected quite a bit of paraphernalia (surprise, surprise!!). There are two boxes which are great for holding threads and embellishments, but being the size they are, I haven’t been able to find a suitable bag to carry them to class….
Fortuitously I obtained some fabric from Terrys Fabrics in the UK.
Choosing was such a hard task!! The fabrics are gorgeous and so reasonably priced, even with the exchange rate. They are 100% cotton, but a heavier weight, suitable for the curtains for which they are intended, but equally suitable for bags, or indeed, quilts!!
I was so pleased when the squishy parcel arrived – the colours are true to the website and being curtain fabric, are a wide width. (Oops, should have pressed that fabric before the photo!!)
In my fabric library, there was a heavier weight cotton to use for the lining….
Then in comes the culprit which inspired the name of this bag!
This is bag batting….so stiff it stands on its own!!
I cut two pieces 39″ x 25″, stitched together along the sides and bottom (the two short sides and one long side), and the bottom treated in the same manner as the bag and lining fabric. As it’s so stiff, it takes a bit of wrangling and wrestling, (reminding me of Calamity Jane!) but well worth the effort as it gives bags such body!
Then I opened the fold in the bag and made another one at 1 1/2″….
From the middle of the top edge, I measured out 8″ for the handle position (70cm leather handles)….
Thank you Ian, and Terrys Fabrics! And thanks too to Lisa from Chandlers Cottage for coming to the rescue with the green handles.
Linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.
PS Hope that’s all clear and understandable!
PPS the bag batting is a Victorian Textiles product and can be purchased through your local patchwork store.