Nov 162011

Last night, I made a market tote for a thank you present — today’s probably going to be the last time we’ll get to see a woman who’s been super nice to Cosmo and taught him a lot, and I wanted to have it in time to give to her. She carries lots of toys around, so hopefully she’ll be able to use it!

I ran out of fusible interfacing before I started, but the store didn’t have the nice, cheap, non-woven stuff I normally get, so I bought woven interfacing (Shape-Flex) for the first time. It was expeeeensive, but boy did it make the fabric look and feel a lot nicer than when I use non-woven! …Unless the better results were because I used a damp pressing cloth — I don’t normally do that, but I tried it out after reading Kathy’s post about how she uses interfacing.

I’m happy because I used up most of two yards of fabric that were sitting around in my stash. The more I use up, the more I can buy! :>

  3 Responses to “Birdy Market Tote”

  1. Thanks for the link to the interfacing post. Using a spray bottle for damp pressing is genius- why didn’t I think of that?

    Cute bag!

  2. Cute bag! I used woven interfacing for the first time this week, too. It really does look and feel so much nicer!

  3. Love the fabric you chose, both inside and out. I’ve never tried woven interfacing, I think because I didn’t even know there was such a thing till I read it in the Bag Making Bible a few months ago!

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