A ChallengeJanuary 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Posted in sewing | 4 Comments
Tags: cosmo bag, style stitches
Just what I need at this sleepy, frigid, dark and depressing time of the year. So here it is,
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I was cruising Flickr for inspiration on the new Cosmo Bag from Amy Butler’s Style Stitches when one link led me to another yada yada and I found this challenge. I had already decided that this was my next project and what better way to stay inspired then to make it with a bunch of other like minded sewers? It really helps when people post their problems and ideas on the discussion pages of the Flickr group.
I’m not expecting that I will make all 17 bags. If I get five or six completed I’ll be delighted and I won’t need to feel guilty about the book purchase.
Here is the fabric. I confiscated the chenille from my dh workroom. It was in with his parents belongings and he thought since it was damaged I wouldn’t want it. DOES HE KNOW ME AT ALL!!!
The bag wasn’t too difficult, but the “easy” rating in the book is a little off. I had trouble with some of the instructions but somehow muddled through and figured it out.
It’s a big bag and pretty WOW. I’ll have to see if I actually have the chutzpa to carry this thing.
I didn’t make the side pockets quite as deep as the instructions would have you. Before I sewed the side panels on I stitched two lines about 7 1/2 inches down from the top of the pocket. I looked around on flickr and found some great ideas for smaller interior pockets as well. There are some good questions and answers in the discussion section of the bag challenge. I would recommend doing some research before you start this project.
Here is the interior.
I added the little pocket for keys or a cell phone. I think smaller things will just get lost in the giant pockets.
Next month is the Reversible Everyday Shopper. I’m thinking denim and maybe just a little orange this time…umm