|Becca Bags by Paige Alexander made with Cotton + Steel fabrics|
Dreamy Fusible, a high loft fusible fleece, was sandwiched between the two layers. The pattern calls for topstitching only at the top of the bag near the zipper, but I like the look, especially from the inside of the bag, when it is quilted. I quickly added some straight line quilting using the walking foot.
|Becca Bags made using the one-zip technique|
You can see the zipper pull on the smaller bag is a natural color. I had to rob it from another zipper. As the pattern warns, you must use the same brand of zipper tape and tabs for them to be interchangeable. I had several Coats & Clark's all purpose polyester zippers on hand and used them, but YKK zipper tabs are sold in bulk, where you can color coordinate the zipper tape and tabs.
|Becca Bags with quilting|
|Becca Bag with fussy cutting to include South Carolina and Georgia|
Zippered Pouch Stats:
- Finished sizes: 4" x 6" small zip pouch and 6" x 8" large zip pouch
- Pattern: Becca Bags by Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs
- Zipper: 22" Coats & Clarks mfg. by Talon (older)
- Fabrics: All Cotton + Steel - Metallic Arrows in Navy by Melody Miller; Diningcar in Coral, State Words in Teal, and Palm Springs in Teal by Alexia Marcelle Abegg
- Fusible Fleece: Dreamy Fusible, high loft polyester
- Thread: Aurifil and Mettler
And, by the way, as attendees of Sewtopia, we will be touring the design studios of Cotton + Steel. How exciting is that? I found a great post here by Apartment Therapy that gives a sneak peak into their studio.
Linking up to Finish Up Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, Celtic Thistle Stitches hosting Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday this week, Fabric Frenzy Friday, Whoop, There It Is! and Show Off Saturday.