Monday, 7 July 2014

Baby Poolside...

I made another bag!

10 minutes after Anna-Noodlehead posted that the Poolside Tote was available for purchase, I had it printed out!

I then printed it out again at 80%.  At 80% you can cut each panel from a FQ.  I kept the original width of handles and accents, but scaled the pocket and adjusted a few measurements by eye.

As with all Anna's patterns, the instructions were super clear and easy to follow and I will be making another at 100% for sure!


Now in the spirit of using what I have, I didn't have any wadding, or fusible fleece, so I used some thermal batting!!  I have had it in my stash since about day one, when I spotted that I could make oven gloves and other useful things in the name of quilting.  I have never made such things!

So my bag is super padded!


The only thing I have omitted (for now), is the final top-stitching, mainly because I think I have a bit of a judder with my walking foot, and the thickness will probably make it look worse than better… I can always add it later!  I hand finished the facing instead and am more than happy with that…


Bonus comment from a 7 year old, "Did you put the leather bit on the zip?  It looks like a proper one!"

I can definitely recommend the pattern; my reduced-scale is a great size, but I can't wait to go large!

21 comments:

  1. Wow it looks fantastic! And you were super speedy too!

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  2. That's lovely! You don't hang around, do you? My walking foot juddered two weeks ago and then shed it's foot mid QAYG bag - very inconvenient.

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  3. Oh you don't hang around. I want to make one of these but procrastinating as usual ...

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  4. Looks brilliant! Just the sort of thing I'm looking for! You know if you need fusible fleece I always have some - just sayin!

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  5. great bag. Love the fabrics you've used xx

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  6. Does that mean the girls can keep their cornetto in it while they go for a swim?

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  7. I have this on my to-buy list. And I'll be making one of these smaller than Anna's purely because I'm small and suspect I could live in the 100% version. Love yours.

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  8. You crack me up! It a fab make, Hadders. Super thinking, too, scaling down to a FQ. That's a great idea.

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  9. Love it! Gotta go get me the pattern …being a Bag Lady 'n'all ;-)

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  10. That opens up fab, even I couldn't lose stuff in there!

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  11. Love your down-sized tote! I have this pattern and fabrics read to make one as soon as I get the chance:)

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  12. Oh my this is cute! Am hoping to make a new bag before Retreat but not sure that I'll fit it in!!!!

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  13. It could double as a cool bag with the thermal wadding :oD

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  14. I like this bag. It looks like the perfect poolside bag

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  15. Love the fabrics, and praise from little ones is always good. x

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  16. Love this! Great choice of fabrics. I was wondering about reducing the size. Thanks for sharing how you did it!

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