Friday 31 August 2012

Swimming Bag Complete!

I have been steadily working on a quilted bag for my mom, using a pattern and fabric that she chose and "asked" me to make for her for Christmas. I learned quite a bit while making the bag, but I'm not eager to make another one!

Here are some pictures of the bag as I worked through the assembly, and some shots of the finished bag:
Chalk line for the pocket (I made one with a pattern and one in a navy solid),

There is a 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" template with the pattern to help "box" the edges.

The bag pinned together, inside out.

Inside view of the inside-out bag. You can see my FMQ here!

In the middle of turning the bag right-side out.

Ta-da! Finished bag.

Very sun-spotty picture of the inside of the bag. It is BIG and DEEP. That white line is where I need to insert cardboard and then sew it up.
I am now trying to find a suitable lining for the bottom of the bag. The pattern recommends stiff cardboard like framing mats but I know that my mom plans to use this bag for swimming stuff (she swims every day with her friends) so I want something stiff and made of plastic. Any ideas?

Lynn (aka Buttons)

1 comment:

  1. Looks great! I usually use 1/4" or 3/8" foam board cut to size, then make a fabric envelope for it so I can remove it to wash. If your mom is putting in wet stuff that won't work too well. What about using a laminated fabric to cover a foam board? or cover the foam board in a ziploc bag, then fabric envelope?