At the festival of Quilts in August, my daughter fell in love with this adorable quilting cotton at the Sew Hot stand. So while buying some outback wife barkcloth for a dress for me, we bought a fat quarter of Bwindi Forest Moutain gorilla in green designed by Katy Tanis for Blend fabrics. Miss T had decided she wanted a washbag for a university field trip, it needed to have a water proof lining and be large enough to hold all her lotions and potions. After some thought she drew a shape and asked me to make it, initally I made a calico toile, added a 3 inch gusset and enlarged the shape by 2 inches all around. This proved to be massive and I cut the inclease to 1 inch – inches easier as I am waiting for my new reading specs to arrive!
I used a water proof fabric I had from my old job, after we cleared the studio – no idea what it is – would have been used to make snow boarding clothes many years ago. To begin with I quilted the whole fat quarter quite heaverly and then cut out my pieces. The gusset was cut and I inserted the zip before constructing the bag. The lining as handsewn in afterwards, as I found that the quickest and easiest way.
Delighted with how it worked and Ms T loves it.