It does require using a LOT of Decor Bond as interfacing which makes for a very firm, stiff and rather heavy bag. Only drawback for me is that I really don't LIKE using Decor Bond :(
See that big wrinkly section on the side where the inside zippered pocket meets the edge of the bag? These are the types of wrinkles I seem to always get using the stiff interfacing and I just can't seem to avoid this issue.
I do love making bags - they are a great project that doesn't take too much time or materials. And although I generally like making bags from my own designs, sometimes letting someone else do the calculations and the work is a nice break. This weekend I made the Mini Professional Tote from The Creative Thimble. I really liked the size, shape and overall look of this bag and just HAD to make it.
I made fabric accented straps (thanks to Clara from one of my favorite local fabric shops for doing this on her bag and giving me the idea). I think it really "makes" the bag!
This is a really challenging bag, but the instructions and pattern sizing are perfect so if you have some experience making bags you will be able to make it.
I've been crafting my entire life, thanks to my wonderful Grandma Grace. I'm an avid needleworker and reader, who's been knitting, crocheting & sewing since the age of 9 - and I won't say how many years ago that was! Welcome to my blog where you'll find out more about the creation of our products and the people that love them!