It goes together quickly and easily. The bottom of the bag is rounded, as is the top of the exterior pocket and the tab closure. There are three versions of the bag, each with its own list of supplies, cutting layout diagrams and checklist. The instructions have diagrams to help you through the assembly.
This gorgeous bag in Amy’s Bright Heart is Version A. All of the exterior pieces are backed with Shape Flex which gives it just enough body but still allows you to store or stash it easily. The exterior pocket has fleece and can be quilted as much or as little as you please.
Then, there’s Version B. Super quick and even more easily stored or stashed.
This version is for home decorator weight or other similar bottomweight fabric and does not have any interfacing. I used Anna Maria Horner’s Drawing Room print for the exterior and canvas for the lining. Denim or twill are also great, for inside or out.
This one is really about making the most of that front panel. Highlight a favorite print as I have done. Or use it as a canvas for whimsical applique or embroidery. No pockets or snap, so it sews up incredibly fast. But if you want the pockets, by all means, add them.
If it’s quilting skills you want to emphasize, Version C is just for you.
The exterior pieces are all enhanced with fusible fleece. (I prefer Thermolam but you can use other fusible fleece, or use batting and muslin to forgo the fusing.) The denser you quilt the pieces, the more body your bag will have. Again, it’s all a matter of preference. This is Jane Sassaman’s Enchanted fabric making a very Springy statement.
Made with quilting cottons, this bag has one layer of Shape Flex and an exterior pocket enhanced with fusible fleece.
Made with home decorator weight sateens, canvas, denim, twill or similar bottom weight fabric. The simplest of all three versions, there is no interfacing or fleece. There are also no pockets or tab closure, though you can easily add some if you wish.
Made with quilting cottons, this bag gets more body with fusible fleece on all exterior pieces. You can quilt as much or as little as you like. Just be sure to pre-quilt the pieces before beginning the assembly.