I knew that I wanted to make several of these for Christmas gifts this year, but now that I have one under my belt, I definitely want to make more! However, seeing that this one is a swap gift, I’m saving the photo for the next page (so no peeking, Carrie)….
Overall the directions are o.k., but I found a few parts more difficult to understand – thankfully, there are lots of photos so I was able to get an idea of the steps I had questions on. Here’s a few things I learned:
1) Heavier weight interfacing will give a nice body to the bag. For this one, I used a woven – it’s soft, yet firm enough to retain it’s shape.
2) The hardest part of the instructions to understand was creating the box effect. I couldn’t make the ‘triangle’ shape so I used this method of squaring off the corners. I found the 1 1/2 inches was just he right size.
3) The inside of the bag is unfinished on each end. If you’re looking for a ‘clean’ look on the inside you might want to think about using a serger or enclosing the seams with bias tape.
Be prepared to see more of these in the future – they will definitely make a fabulous gift!