Saturday, April 19, 2014

Swoon Sewing Patterns Blanche Barrel Bag

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Swoon Sewing Patterns has released the April Pattern:  Blanche Barrel Bag!

Blanche comes in two sizes:
Small: 10.5" wide
Large: 14" wide

Difficulty: 3 out of 4

Materials Needed:
  • 2/3 yard (44" wide) exterior fabric (1/2 yard for small bag)
  • 1 yard 44" wide lining fabric
  • 3 yards 5/32" cotton cording or premade piping
  • 1 yard fusible fleece (Pellon Thermolam Plus)
  • 3 yards stiff fusible interfacing (Pellon Craft-fuse 808)
  • 1/2 yard fusible stiff stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
  • 14" all purpose zipper (11" for small bag)
  • 6" all purpose zipper
  • Four 3/4" metal loops
  • Two 3/4" lobster clasps
  • Two 3/4" D rings
  • Coordinating thread

Blanche has two handle straps and is prescribed to include a longer shoulder strap attached on each side with D-rings and lobster claw.
You can see a picture of that HERE on the fabulous Diedelbug Handmade page.

I opted out of both of those options.  That's the cool thing about Blanche.  She doesn't give a shit what other people think about her.  She knows she's the coolest retro bag around.

Blanche is a beer, burger, and milk shake kind of girl.
 She doesn't like long walks on the beach.  She prefers MMA fighting.
She carries a switch blade.
She smokes menthols and doesn't succumb to text message grazing.
She's a badass lady.

Fabric is Michael Miller Candy Shop.
Red and white dots is from Joanns.