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SOPHIA CARRY-ALL

Inspired by romantic travel films of the early 60?s. Stroll around town with this comfortably sized carry-all.

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Materials List

Allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric.

For 44” wide light to mid-weight fabric

  • 1 1/2 yards of fabric for the Exterior, including Handles and bias strips for covering the cotton cord
  • 1 5/8 yards of coordinating fabric for the Lining
  • 5 yards of 20” wide fusible woven interfacing (we use Shape Flex® SF-101 by Pellon®)


For 54” wide mid-weight fabric

  • 1 1/2 yards of fabric for the Exterior, including Handles and bias strips for covering the cotton cord
  • 1 5/8 yards of coordinating fabric for the Lining
  • 2 1/2 yards of 20” wide fusible woven interfacing (we use Shape Flex® SF-101 by Pellon®)


PLUS

  • 3/8 yard of 44” wide fusible fleece (we use fusible Thermolam Plus® by Pellon®)
  • 1/4 yard of 22” wide single-sided fusible Peltex® by Pellon® or a similar extra heavy stabilizer
  • 3 yards of 6/32” cotton cording (found in the home decorating department of most stores)
  • 1 sheet of 8”x 10” Heavy Duty Template Plastic from Prym-Dritz (found with the quilting supplies)
  • 22” coordinating purse zipper (we use Coats brand zippers)
  • 1 large spool of coordinating all-purpose thread (we use Coats Dual Duty XP®)


Finished Size: 14” wide across the center x 9 1/2” tall x 4 1/2” deep

TOOLS NEEDED: Scissors, Iron and ironing board, Straight pins, Seam ripper, Ruler and yardstick, Chalk pencil/Fabric marker, Pencil, Hand sewing needle, Pressing cloth, Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors), Zipper foot for your sewing machine, Schmetz™ jeans/denim sharp point sewing machine needle size 100/16 or another heavyweight sewing machine needle size 16