Bitten by the Bag Bug!

Since I got that bug, I’ve been slipping in bag making whenever I can. I decided to make an Islander Bag! (A12659)

Islander BagThis is the pattern front.

Because some of the seams have many layers in them, I couldn’t use my favorite foam stabilizers, so I used Bosal Light Weight Fusible Fleece, (999511) as the designer suggested.  I was really surprised and pleased at how much body the bag has!

Something else the designer suggested is 1” Quilter’s Grid On Point. (901111) I used that for a guide for the quilting on the body of the purse. You fuse it to the fleece and follow the lines to stitch the grid. It’s simple!

Fusible InterfacingOf course I customized it (isn’t that why we sew?!) with a few extra pockets, and changed the fabric for the front decorative strip and top of the pockets on the front and back. Then I added a button to the seam that makes two pockets on both front and back, for extra reinforcement and decoration.

Islander Bag Inside

Finished!

Here it is, finished. Of course, I can’t use it yet, since it, like my Candace bag, is a sample in the store. All the more reason to make another, right?

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