Saturday, March 14, 2009


I decided to break down and buy a store bought pattern tonight for a bag that had lots of pockets similar to what I had in mind.

Well, let me tell you, I am very disappointed. The pattern doesn't call for any interfacing, batting or lining. YET it incorporates a zipper along the top. I love the zipper part BUT the fact that the bag is nothing but a single layer of fabric just doesn't seem to me to be a "finished" project.

Maybe it's just me, being a quilter by heart, everything is done in layers.

So, as a result, I am back to square one as originally planned and making it all up as I go. I did bring a pad of paper and a pencil though to write measurements down, etc. as I go along....something I am terrible about doing.

On that note, I will call it a night and dream sweet dreams of fabric, designs and all that fun stuff.


CindyCrochets said...

If I liked the pattern I would just a layer of fusible fleece and a lining. All my bags have that.

manderlyrose said...

I would be mad. The cost of patterns, and then to be poorly constructed, jeeze! I would cut double the outside then do your fleece and/or Stacy Shape Flex. Add pockets, then drop the linint into top and stitch together?

Grandma Barbara said...

Ditto the other ladies! I use the Pellon 987F in my totes - on the outside and the lining so there are two layers. It's fusible and easy to work with.

RagamuffinQuilts said...

Thanks, ladies. I do plan to just add additional layer and batting or interfacing, it's just so frustrating to pay what you have to pay for a pattern and it be "incomplete".

If I was a beginner, I think I would have been heart-broken after it was all completed just to see a "flimsy" bag. But that's just me.

FabricsNQuilts said...

what a bummer, indeed! I agree that you can modify like the others said, but what a pain to have to modify it!

Check out my website for a ton of links to free online patterns. Hope they can help!