Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Style Stitches Challenge--January, Complete!

Well, I was right. You can fit a small farm in this bag. My computer fits perfectly! I wish the bag stood up on its own, though, which is my fault. I'm not sure what I was thinking by not adding more stabilizer.

2011 01 11 SS Challenge Cosmo Bag-1

I changed two things about the bag and added a few things. (I hardly ever make something without altering it.)

First, the side pockets were these long, skinny, useless things. So all I did was add a row of stitching to close it up so that it can be used for SOMETHING other than long skinny objects.

2011 01 11 SS Challenge Cosmo Bag-2

Second, the interior needed more pockets. I added pockets for pencils/pens, my wireless mouse, and my handheld GPS (Nerd Alert: I like to geocache. If you don't know what that is, check out the geocaching website: www.geocaching.com.). Third, I stitched up the center on one of the huge pockets to make 2 big pockets.

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What do you think?


  1. Georgi (aka Lu of JeniLuScraps)January 11, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Love love love it! and I really like the changes you made to this pattern. I just got my Style Stitches book (finally) ~ now I need to find fabric. What kind of interfacing did you use for this? Anyway ~ great job!! It really inspires me :)

  2. I used 2 layers of regular interfacing (whatever the pattern calls for) on the body and lining, craft fuse on the handles and Peltex for the base.

  3. I think it's awesome. I'm in the process of making this and really appreciate the ideas. I'm adding more pockets and stitching them as you have.

  4. Super cute! I love the happy print you used and the way you modified/added pockets to make it really work for you. Great job!