Friday, May 14, 2010

Bicycle Bag

This is the bag I started during Sister Sewing Day. I found this bicycle canvas at the local fabric shop and I HAD to have it. =) I'm not sure who makes it. I think it might be kinda generic. The colors are a little more brilliant than the photo reflects (see button photo below for better reflection of the colors). The camera rarely seems to like dark purples.

In terms of construction, I was not thrilled with this pattern... I think my first clue should have been the multiple modifications to the Quilt Store's sample made from it.

On another note, I wanted to share something great I've discovered lately -- quilter's masking tape! I've been using it a lot to hold interior pockets in place before I sew them on. But on this project, I discovered yet another use for it -- holding buttons in place for sewing!!! In case you didn't guess, I sew my buttons on with the machine and I usually had to hold the button in place until I could get it under the foot. However, this tape method was so much easier. Thought I'd share that great tip!  You should be able to find this tape at your local quilt shop or the quilting aisle at Jo-Anns.

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