Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Bia Bag Pattern Update!

It was brought to my attention that what seam allowance to use was a little unclear in places so I've updated the pattern to clearly state what seam allowances to use where, basically 1/4" unless otherwise noted and in Step 2 use 1/2" to be able to fit the elastic later (it became a little unclear with the compressed pictures in the PDF I'm afraid). Those of you who've downloaded the pattern from Craftsy will get a email notified shortly about the updated version of the pattern. Those of you who got it before, please download the new version to clear up any seam allowance confusion =)

Someone  also wondered about the washability of the bag, I'd have to say it does depend a lot on what bag handles you chose to use and what interfacing. My first Bia Bag is machine washed about once every other month since I made it, as I use it a every day. It's actually hanging to dry as I'm writing this, once it's dry I just give it a quick going over with my iron and it's good as new ^^


I also bought a little text fabric after I realized my stash was sorely lacking it  (I just LOVE this print that I bought in each colorway from the Comma line, so darn cool! ) for use mainly in Stash Bee, as it's a popular request I've realized and I want to be ready ^^ I've also bought my first bottle of Best Press Ironing Spray which I can't wait to try, as all the spray starch they have here in Malta is terribly flaky and stinks sooo much!

This lovely bundle was made custom for me by FreshModernFabric on Etsy =)


7 comments:

  1. I love Best Press!
    It does a great job, and no residue! Best of all you can get it in a ''scent free'' option, and buy it in giant bottles online. :)

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    1. Finally had a chance to try it and I LOVE IT! It's awesome!

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  2. Where did you get the fabric from? I'm in love with it. D:

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    1. The fabric was bought from: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FreshModernFabric

      Will edit the post to include that =)

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    2. Thank you! Is that where you got the fabric you used on your Bia Bag as well?

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    3. Sorry, I misunderstood what fabric you meant! ^^
      The Bia Bag fabric is a textile feeling oilcloth from an Åhlens store in Sweden *lol* I bought it a few years ago so I'm afraid it's no longer available it appears as I can't find it on their site: http://www.ahlens.se/

      However there's a ton of lovely textile oilcloths out there and they're perfect for making bags as they're quite sturdy and won't be ruined by a little rain or mud =)

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    4. Oh wow, that sounds cool. o.o I didn't know such fabrics existed! Thank you!! <3

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