So, today I'm going to show you the Travel Craft Bag I made with a PDF from Craftsy. The pattern is from Stitch by Stitch and free so if you think you want to try it out, go for it! I think Travel Craft Bag is kind of a misleading description for this little treat. I'd call it more like a basket with handles.
|Crafty Basket filled with Goodies!|
- Minimal amount of fabric needed (like 3 fat quarters and that is all)
- No zippers, snaps, or closures to mess with.
- The whole thing can be cut with a rotary cutter and mat. No pieces to pin and cut out.
- Small pattern pieces makes it a good chance to use up extra pieces of interfacing.
- Finished project is cute and functional. It's about six inches deep and can hold a magazine or some hand stitching fabrics or embroidery projects. The pockets are great for holding your supplies (or chocolate).
- The instructions state to cut the interfacing 1/2" smaller than all your pieces, but when using Pellon 808 (my interfacing of choice for baskets and bags) I don't really have problem with seems getting too bulky, and cutting it the same size alows it to be sewn into place giving it some extra sturdiness. (The exception would be the pockets, which are not lined. The folding the seam allowance down over the interfacing produced nice clean results.)
- I found the instructions on the pockets confusing and it took me a while to figure out what I was doing, and even so, I managed to goof up the sizes of the pockets.
- The instructions for the straps have you cut two pieces of interfacing for each strap and make it much more complicated than it needs to be.
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