Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Wrapping up the Butterick 6072 Backpack Experience: Fabric and Structure
Quite possibly, my favorite bag photo ever.
Although I like this one too.
Backpack in action on Tuesday--it is the right size to use as a purse.
Previous posts about this bag:
Wonder Tape and Interior Zipper Pocket
Riri Zipper and Zipper Sandwich
Wonder Clips, Piping, and Zipper Feet
Straps, hardware, magnetic closures
Thank you for cheerleading me along!!!
I never wrote about the fabric and the stabilizing structure for Butterick 6072.
The exterior fabric is from Kashi (Metro Textiles) from PR Day 2014 and was just $2 a yard. I love love love the scale of the pattern.
The interior graffiti fabric is from Gwen Couture in San Diego from May 2013. There's a pocket for a phone and another for a point and shoot camera.
I embroidered a name label of course! Above was in progress....I wound up stitching over it again before cutting it and sewing it into place.
The NYC subway map fabric is from The City Quilter in Chelsea...it's kind of my signature now to always use it for interior zipper pockets.
I used Fashion Sewing Supply's medium fusible interfacing on both the exterior and interior fabric.
But how does it keep its shape? There is nothing in the bag above!
I discussed in an earlier post how I went rogue, ignored the pattern directions (which had you hand stitch the lining to the zipper tape at the very end) and used the zipper sandwich method of making the bag.
That means that eventually you get to a point where there is an opening in the lining that is unsewn and you pull the bag through that opening....
to "birth the bag"
so once it is turned right side out, you have the opening in the lining to stitch up --but before I closed it up, I inserted some peltex inside to give it some structure. The Peltex is just resting inside--it is not sewn in because it is a bit of a bear to sew a bag with peltex and piping and a lining and turn it right side out--I have done that before but this was an experiment.
For the zipper I did sew Fashion Sewing Supply heavyweight interfacing into the zipper sandwich to help it keep its shape. LOVE IT.
Overall it fits in well with the other "city bags" I have made.
Definitely a nice theme going on.
Three of four bags uses the same lining--I only have scraps left, maybe enough for a zipper pouch?
Izzy is overloaded.