Lynette and I met about the BAM Bag-a-Long at Sew Day the other day. We went over the sketches she made for cutting and she also made a test pocket.
It turns out, from the test, that we need to make sure the participants buy the zipper sizes that are given in the pattern. The way Natalie finishes the zippers is a lot easier with zipper tape than it is with zipper teeth. This thought/method of making is contrary to the way most bag patterns are written.
It was interesting to see the large pocket finished, because you can see the flange (look for the WonderClips) in a big way. It is very clear that there is a different construction going on to finish the secondary pockets and keep them away from the edges.
Lynette said that it made the directions a little difficult to understand. Still, the thought of keeping the bulk away from the edges is a good one.
The bottom of the pocket also has a pleat so that larger non-flat items can be included.
I plan to make a sample of the small front pocket so I can test out making a WonderClip holder. I hope to get it done by the next meeting.
- Purchase the pattern and sew with us-N.B.: we will not be providing step by instructions, but will be posting here with tips and tricks
- Tour of the bag -Instagram
- Bag-a-Long project post – 9/27/2019
- Thoughts behind the bag – 8/7/2019
- Free video instructions
- UCAB episode 1 : preparing for sewing pockets
- UCAB episode 2 : sewing pockets, discusses thickness of pockets
- UCAB episode 3 :badge holder pocket technique
- UCAB episode 4 : Large pocket, installing zipper
- UCAB episode 5 : installing a swivel hook, front and back of bag, front and back pockets
- UCAB episode 6 : insert pockets into side panels
- UCAB episode 7 : very brief video showing how the piece looks after installing the pockets in the side panels
- UCAB episode 8 :Brief video showing the finished bag. No sewing.