I can’t remember ever having as much fun sewing as I did making this Scooter Bag!
The pattern is the Mischievous Gnome Messenger Bag from Sew Liberated HERE
and made up in all Echino Fabrics from Superbuzzy HERE.
I admittedly have an addiction to Echino Fabrics ;0)
The fabrics are a heavier weight linen/cotton blend so I used a featherweight interfacing which was perfect!
R. is totally in love with it
but its awfully big for such a little peanut
so I am thinking I might shrink the pattern
and make her a matching mini one for Christmas this year ;0)
A few quick notes on the pattern:
I can’t imagine making this without a walking foot ~ really I wouldn’t even try!
Lots of cutting and fussy cutting =0)
To attach the pocket decorative edge, you first need to put the pocket FRONT and LINING wrong sides together
and then lay the decorative piece face down and UPSIDE down on the LINING side…the instructions are not very clear here and I had to seam rip a couple of times.
When boxing your corners or sewing the lining to the exterior bag ~ be SURE to sew with the seams away from each other
or you’ll never be able to get your walking foot over all of the fabric.
Other than those few tips, this bag was pretty easy to make and I think it looks FABULOUS!
Now I’ve got to figure out something to whip up for my Nephew’s 4th Birthday (that was last week!)