RJR Fabrics sent me the loveliest bundle of fabric - the new line from Amy Barickman "Vintage Modern Centennial Collection"
It is a sewing inspired fabric with vintage images and some great text and geometric prints. It is available in stores in September '15.
I thought it would be perfect in my new design ~ the Modern Hexagon Handbag.
The line comes in a turquoise/fuschia color way and a black/cream/blue gray color way.
I decided to add a thicker stabilizer - a foam stabilizer that adds a lot of body and a bit of thickness. It is from Pellon ~ Pellon Flex foam, and I purchased it at my local Joann fabric store.
If you prefer a bag that stands up by itself and you want to add foam stabilizer to yours, cut 2 pieces 1/4" beyond the "Fold Line" on the LINING pattern piece. Baste the stabilizer to the back of the interfaced front panels with a 1/4" basting stitch. Cut 1 piece of stabilizer from the GUSSET Pattern piece. Baste to the Outside gusset with a 1/4" basting stitch.
Continue sewing as per the instructions.
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