Thursday, 3 January 2013

Prototype 2

EEEK! Can I just say that I LOVE my latest creation!
I've been working on my box bag pattern a bit more (Can anyone suggest a better name?) Its still not perfect, but is definitely getting better!

This time I decided to adapt the pattern to make it a vanity case. I used laminated cotton on the outside and PUL on the inside. Each of these fabrics brought their own trials. The laminated cotton is sticky and needs a walking foot. The PUL is super super slippery and a bit stretchy. Using pins on both fabrics is a bad idea.

Normally I use iron-on interfacing, but this was not an option with either of these fabrics. As such, I altered my methods and sewed the interfacing on using a 1/8 seam round the edges. It seemed to work fine.
vanity case, box bag, laminated cotton

I added a pocket in the lid and another to the back.

I love the pocket on the lid, the pocket at the back didn't turn out quite the way I had hoped. Believe it or not, it is elasticated, but the vinyl is too thick and so it just sort of sticks out. I think I might have to accept it that way. Next time I won't use elastic and I'll make the pocket a bit less deep.

This is the second of these bags that I have made and I'm loving the pattern more and more. - there are so many possibilities for it!

vanity case
What's more, Each time I make it up, I tweak the pattern and make it a little bit better.

I'm one step closer to writing a tutorial now, I just want to make it as good as I can first!
... maybe next time!

In the meantime, I'm linking in with Show and Tell at Sunshine x 3

18 comments :

  1. You know how much I love this

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  2. absolutely gorgeous and I LOVE the colour way you've chosen too!

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  3. Very nice - I am looking forward to having a play with laminate cotton :)

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  4. Wow, its amazing! Gorgeous fabric too x

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  5. I would think that working with laminate would be similar to, but harder than working with leather. I use bull dog clips instead of pins when sewing leather. My daughter once gave me a toiletry bag in this shape and it is the best bag I've ever owned for storing everything in an upright position when travelling. Your bag looks fabulous!!!

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  6. I am SOOOO impressed Juliet - it scares me a bit to even think of making something like that. Well done!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Go you!!! And thanks for linking up! x

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  8. Cuuute! I love my bag! (and crochet hook case and scissor case and wool and needle book).

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  9. Wow, it is looking so good! Very impressed.

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  10. This is adorable! I can't wait to see the tutorial.

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  11. Too cool!! Love it as a vanity box - could also make a super-neat lunch caddy with it!

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  12. Love the bag!Did you think of trying a few rows of shirring for the top edge of the inside pocket instead of elastic? That might make it less 'bulgy'. Must look for the pattern next time I'm in the shop.

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  13. I Love it.....did you think about putting a pleat in the vinyl perhaps?

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  14. The box bag is lovely! Please when you write the tutorial provide some tips on how to sew those tricky fabrics. I tried once( first and last attempt) and since I didn't know about the walking foot ( which I have) I had to use tissue paper on top of the fabric.

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  15. It looks awesome - love the mix of colours!

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  16. A++ m'dear, I'll have a think about the name

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  17. oh wow! totally gorgeous!!! I love red and white polka dots, but this would be awesome in any fabric!

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