29 March, 2013

TGIFF Aeroplane bag

Last week was the vomit quilt and this week, a completely unexpected finish. I'm linking up to TGIFF this week for my Aeroplane bag

See here for Part 1 of the construction and then Thursday night, I got busy finishing it off... have to say I lost count of the number of needles I broke, mainly because I didn't use the interfacing I should have, because I haven't ever used the correct interfacing I'm not sure just how stiff the bag should be.

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It was incredibly easy, detailed pattern and instructions, go and check out Sew Sweetness because she's added a really cute bag to her patterns today..... considering I have only put 3 or so zips in anything and haven't used any proper thick interfacing i'm thrilled with it, I have managed to put a 2 yard roll of batting in there and it was still only half full.  It's hugeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Amelia's little sewing machine fits in there.
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Please don't ever look at my topstitching, the Bernina doesn't have a walking foot and it was sewing through 1/4" thick felt, canvas, batting, lining with interlining so understandably it jumped here and there.
I'm definitely going to make another one but will probably get the correct batting/interfacing.

Don't be too frightened, I made DH model the bag this morning so you could see just how big and roomy it is, he's 6ft3 and quite *large* cough cough...and it still is big with him lol...
Dh being a bag model,as you can see the bag is big,

And as today is Good Friday, I whipped some hot cross buns up in the bread machine yesterday and these were dutifully consumed this morning
Sticky hot cross buns for the morning


Happy Good Friday :)

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10 comments:

  1. The bag looks wonderful and much, much bigger than I thought - no wonder you said it was like a boat! Well done on conquering the zips, I knew you could do it! What fabrics are you going to use for your next one?!

    P.S. The hot cross buns look delicious!

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  2. I love your bag, Pippa! I adore that hot air balloon fabric for a travel bag! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  3. I love your bag. It looks like it would be easier than the weekender! Great fabric!

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  4. Great bag! Big enough to go fabric shopping with, right? ;-)

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  5. You clever girl you and DH is clearly a very good sport too.

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  6. Hey well done! You are a brave woman and it turned out fantastic!!

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  7. a great bag, will check out your link. You must get a walking foot as they say they are great for quilting. One came with my bernina but have not done any machine quilting yet, maybe one day!

    DH makes a good model! Joyful Easter wishes to you all

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  8. Wonderful bag!! This would be great for a carry on!

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