Now that my daughter’s three young children are all in grade school, she decided it was time that she went back to school and study her favorite subject: Interior Design.
She sent me these three pictures with the request: “Can you make me a bag to hold my drafting tools?” I’m on it, Barbara.
I fused fusible fleece to the outside bag fabric, then cut the interior lining and set them both aside.
She needed a protected place for her drawing leads, so I sewed a block of fabric onto bag front piece, and sewed the pocket into segments. Then I created an outside flap (the clock fabric). I cut it on a slant and fused it to (again) fusible fleece. I inserted a zipper in between the clock fabric and the lining, then bound all the edges, including the exposed edge of the other side of the zipper. Then I sewed it on, covering that flowered pocket piece. This also is place she could put papers, or her magnifying glass, or whatever else.
After sewing in a zipper at the top edges, then sewing up the sides and bottom, I boxed the corners to give a little bit of space inside.
Last, I put a handle on the back side, in case this is deep inside her backpack and she needs to grab it out in a hurry. Hope it works, Barbara! Happy Studying!
Coming up at the first of the month: English Paper Piecing Sew-Along, Circles Block #5.