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Sep 14, 2011

wip wednesday - 09/14/11

Sep 14, 2011
Pin It This wip wednesday is called Rock the Cosmo.....I've finally started to rock out this Amy Butler Cosmo Bag!!  The poll I took on fabrics for this bag a couple weeks ago ended up about tied.  I ended up going with the large Modern Meadow print.  The right choice I think!

bag exterior

It only took me 2 weeks to get over the grudge I had against the interfacing.  If I was really on, I should have drank a pot of coffee and stayed up half the night to just get that part over with.  There seemed like a TON of pattern pieces and then each one has interfacing to attach.

Instead I whined and complained and only did a few pieces every day or so, so it ended up taking forever.


side Cosmo bag exterior

But now I've finished the exterior of the bag!

Cosmo bag interfacing

Look at all that interfacing.  6.25 yards to be exact!  I was warned by quite a few of you - now I completely understand.  But seeing how this is coming together makes me appreciate the construction of this bag.  Well done.  Dare I say I see other AB bags in my future??

I'm moving on to the lining and am glad I'm on track to carry this at the Sewing Summit.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
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16 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic! Glad you went with the large print. I love large prints on large bags, you really get to appreciate them. I feel you on all the interfacing. That's how the Weekender is and it takes forever, but is so worth it in the end. You get a really nice bag as a result.

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  2. It looks awesome! That's definitely the right fabric choice. I made one of those when the book first came out and am just now over my interfacing grudge enough to make another! If you're going for another AB bag, I recommend the Birdie Sling- Not as many pieces and once you get everything cut and interfaced it goes together in no time!

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  3. That bag is looking great! It's hard to believe that it takes 6.5 yards! It's awesome so so it'll be worth it. Good stuff!

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  4. Lookin' good! You will really appreciate it once it's finished. I love the colors you chose. So far, I've only tried Birdie Slings (which are pretty bag beginner friendly) but I have Style Stitches and I'm excited to give it a try!

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  5. Gorgeous! Love this bag and LOVE that print. I almost went out and bought it after your first post, now I really have to try and resist!

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  6. LOVE IT! 6.5 yards?!? It doesn't seem possible that much interfacing could fit into a bag.

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  7. Six and a half yards of interfacing - wow!! The bag is going to be gorgeous and I'm sure worth all of your hard work. :)

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  8. 6.25 yards of interfacing??? Whoa!!! That is crazy!! It looks fantastic, though! You give me hope that I too might be able to make an AB bag someday. : ) Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

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  9. Excellent job! I have this pattern and yes, the gallons of interfacing, but haven't yet jumped in. Your post gives me courage!

    Elizabeth E.
    occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

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  10. fabulous! FAbric choices are striking! I know what you mean about time. I swear it takes long to get the interfacing fused on than it does to sew up the entire bag!

    p.s. stay away from the spice market bag--it has even MORE interfacing than this one...

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  11. Woo hoo, look at you, a finished exterior!!! Looking mighty awesome, I must say, that print was the perfect choice :)

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  12. it looks great, your fabric choices are spot on. the interfacing in AB bags is a pain- i have done a few now and it is my least favorite part. in the beginning steps.

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