I jumped at the opportunity to test this one because I saw that Sara offered instructions for how to add ribbon to the bag. I've had some Renaissance Ribbon in my stash for a while, but wasn't really sure of a nice way to add it to my projects. Not to mention the functionality of a pouch with 2 separate zippered compartments.
Here's what you can expect from the pattern:
- 3 different sizes included in pattern
- instructions for how to quilt exterior of bag (optional)
- instructions for adding ribbon to exterior of bag (optional)
- step-by-step instructions
- color photos for most steps in the process
I think this pattern is suitable for a confident beginner.
Word to the wise: if you're going to use vinyl like I did, be smarter than me and make the zipper tabs out of cotton. They weren't impossible in vinyl, but would have been nicer in cotton.
I can't wait to make more of these, in the other sizes too! The small is going to be perfect in my purse, and I think the medium makes a really nice craft pouch. Any of the three sizes would make amazing gifts.
Quilting and adding the ribbons took a fair amount of time, but those are optional features, so I feel this bag can be a really quick sew, if you make it without the quilting and ribbons. I'm going to try a few in cotton next, and maybe some more adventurous quilting.
What will you put in yours?