The Petrillo Along

Photo courtesy of Sew Sweetness

Well, I’ve finally gotten to a point where I A) remembered to write this post and 2) actually got around to writing it!  So Jaye and I both want to make the Petrillo bag from Sew Sweetness, so we’re doing a “loose along” for it.

Here’s my tentative schedule:

Week 1 (this week) – assemble pattern pieces, supplies, and get fabric cut out.

Week 2 (next week, starting on 4/14) – sew the bag.

So… yes. Not a terribly complex schedule, but I tend to work sort of quick.  Since I’m in the middle of quilt my latest (big) quilt, that’s what I’m focusing on cutting and prep work this week.

Sara’s patterns are awesomely written with clear instructions and lots of pictures – she also published the Aeroplane bag pattern that I just finished.  I will be making one change to the bag construction; rather than using the Soft & Stable, I’m going to be using a combination of Pellon Decor Bond (a home dec weight interfacing) along with Pellon Fusible Fleece.  That combination worked well for the 2wenty Thr3e bag.

In addition to posting progress here, I’m going to be posting pictures to Sara’s usual Flickr group so she can see our work as well.