Kimberly Bag Updates

CLICK HERE to download a printed PDF version of the updates for the Kimberly Bag.

These are new instructions for replacing Timtex™ with fusible Peltex® by Pellon® to stabilize the bottom of the bag.

Please note that Timtex™ is now available again through C&T Publishing. You can use either Peltex® or Timtex™ to make your project.

Before getting started, please mark the changes on your instructions pages for each of the steps below. The information that has changed is highlighted in yellow.

~On the back cover and on page 1 side 1 of the instructions change the reference for Timtex in the Materials List to:
-1/4 yard of 22" wide single-sided fusible Peltex® by Pellon® or a similar extra-heavy stabilizer.

~Please add "Pressing cloth" to the Tools needed.

~In Step 2D change "From the Timtex" to read:
From the fusible Peltex:
Cut 2 Bottom Inserts
Cut 2 Handle Inserts

~In Step 3D (if using 44" wide light to mid-weight fabric) and Step 3C (if using 54" wide heavier Home Dec fabric) it should read:
D. Place the Peltex Bottom Insert's fusible sides together and follow the manufacturer's instructions to fuse them in place. Then center the Insert onto the interfaced side of the Exterior Bottom Panel. Place the fusible side of the next Bottom Panel interfacing on top of the Peltex and fuse in place, sealing the edges and enclosing the Peltex.

~ADD Step 3G under "If using 54" wide heavier Home Dec fabric":
G. Repeat Steps 3E and 3F to fuse the interfacing and fleece to the second Main Panel.

~In Step 5D and the text in the illustration, they should read:
D. Tuck one Peltex Handle Insert under one of the long folded edges with the fusible side facing down. Center it between the folded short ends.

~Step 5E should read:
E. Then fold the Handle in half again at the center crease enclosing the raw edges and the Peltex. Pin the folded edges together. Edge stitch* completely around the Handle and backstitch at each end. Press to fuse the Peltex in place.

~In Step 7B (following the Note and below the illustration) it should read:
Pin the zipper in place. Then machine baste it to the panel, starting and stopping at the folded edge of each pleat. If your zipper is longer, leave the remainder unstitched. It will be trimmed in Step 8E.

~On the pattern page please change the current information on the pattern pieces to the highlighted text below:

BOTTOM PANEL
Cut 1 for the Exterior on the fold
Cut 1 for the Lining on the fold
From the fusible interfacing cut on the fold:
Cut 4 if using 44" wide fabric
Cut 3 if using 54" wide fabric

BOTTOM INSERT
Cut 2 from the fusible Peltex

HANDLE INSERT
Cut 2 from the fusible Peltex

Your pattern updates are completed! Now you're ready to begin constructing your bag. Have fun!