Thursday, February 22, 2007
From several old pairs of jeans and the scraps leftover from the Cowpoke quilt, I made a zippered bag for Jessica. I like the bag so much that I've already cut out another with different fabric. This bag measures approximately 11" × 7" × 4" and would make a great purse or tote bag for a take-along knitting or sewing project.
The pattern I used was Vogue 8098. I like the fact that this bag has a top zipper closure and also a side pocket with a zipper. I did not put the cell phone pocket on the strap, and I added an extra pocket to the back side. If you look closely, you can see a snap in the center of the pocket binding. I just love my snap press (it's not just for diapers)!
The pattern instructions called for cardboard in the bottom of the bag, but because I wanted the bag to be washable I used a piece of plastic canvas instead. I don't think the plastic canvas is stiff enough for my liking, however. Can anybody tell me of a washable alternative to cardboard that would provide the stiffness of cardboard?