Vanessa of http://lellaboutique.blogspot.co.uk/ has recently designed a Binding Bag in her new fabric range. Fat Quarter Shop has organised a Sewalong for this free pattern available from Vanessa's blog.
I cut out most of the pieces for this quick project on Tuesday before catching the boat to St Malo with four friends. we had a lovely time, the boat was on time, the sea was very calm and we had a lovely lunch in Saint Servan. Farmers were protesting so the ferry company warned us to allow plenty of time to return to the ferry terminal. This only affected us after lunch when we took a bus to the supermarket as we were dropped off further away than we expected. When we left the shopping centre, there were tractors at each exit but the taxi arrived in ten minutes and avoided any protests on the back streets back to the port.
I started sewing the bag this morning after taking daughter, Lizzie to the port. On the left hand side you have a pouch for your binding clips. On the right hand edge, you turn in a quarter inch seam and I pressed the two seam allowances into the middle of the two layers, so the pouch is seam free inside. I bought most of the fabrics for this at the Cotton Patch last week.
In the centre of the pouch you have a ribbon for your threads. In the pattern this is made from fabric, but I used some ribbon. It is also meant to be attached at the bottom with Velcro and as I had no Velcro to hand I added a Prym press stud. The strawberry pocket for scissors has been replaced by a square pocket.
On the right hand side is a pocket for treats. I added a lace trim to the pocket from the haberdashery stash given to me by a friend's Mum.
And here's the finished interior ready for use by it's lucky recipient. The fabric range is mostly Indelible by art Gallery Fabrics.