So I decided to cut it up and make 2 bags from it and a tablerunner,
and then I would see what else was left over.
I am far from an expert in making bags. The first bag I wanted to create was inspired by this little double zipped purse. I take it with me all over the island. It's large enough to carry my little wallet and my phone. The two zippered compartments are separate, and I can sling it over my shoulder.
1. Two independently zippered compartment
2. to wear it over my shoulder, which means a comfortable strap
3. Large enough for serious travel
4. Large enough to hold a sketch pad, digital camera, wallet, phone and umbrella, + ??
5. Finished inside seams
6. Inside pocket for my phone and keys
Most of the requirements were pretty easy to meet, just by making the bag larger, so I started with a piece of the Curvalicious fabric that measured 12" x 30". I knew my struggle would be with making sure there were no raw seams inside, so I made a little prototype.
The dot fabric represented the zipper.
I cant tell you how many times I had to refer to my prototype before finishing
my Curvvalicious Double Zip Bag, perfectly sized at 10" x 15".
The local fabric store that also does upholstery put the grommets in for me.
One bag down and one more to go.
A big beautiful tote bag, large enough to hold projects or for an overnight trip. It has a square bottom and interior pockets and a comfy strap.
This is my first project with horizontal Curvalicious stripes. I like it!