Wednesday, November 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Amy Butler Cosmo Bag

Okay, so the plan is to have this bag finished by Friday...
the catch is I am traveling all over the east coast (or at least that is what it feels like) since last Saturday and won't get back home until later on Friday.  I really want to get this sucker done because it has been lingering for so long and I was also hoping to enter into the Purse Palooza link up at Sew Sweetness, which I believe has a deadline coming up really soon.  Anyway, the bag I brought with me to work on is the Cosmo Bag from Amy Butler's Style Stitches.  The bag is listed as being easy (see it down in the bottom corner of the page to the left of the page number) and it hasn't really been difficult thus far, but is sure uses a heck of a lot of interfacing!  
Some of the pattern pieces are not lining up very well, as you can see in the outer side panel and pocket pieces lined up in the photo below.  However I don't think it will cause too much trouble.
Below is an image of the giant button loop and covered button that I made.  Kind of love the button....jury still out on the giant button loop though.
And here is just a close up of the top center of the outside of the bag, before I will clip out triangles all around the inside of the handle and then fold under and press.

I am using a medium weight canvas for the outside of the bag, so I decided to only use interfacing on the straps (for support) and then on the bag lining as it is called for the pattern.  I am using quilting weight cotton for the lining, again as called for in the pattern.  The lining is the fabric to the left below with the pink background.  All fabric is by Heather Bailey.
Now, I mentioned this bag in a previous WIP Wednesday post, however I am definitely further this time.  We can actually see the bag forming.  

Stay tuned to see if I can finish this bag by Friday....wish me luck!

This post is linked up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

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