Turkey Tracks: September 30, 2020
The Little Bag Is Done
I finished this bag the other day. It’s the little version of Kelly Lautenbach’s Not Your Basic Blue (Ikea) Bag. Two of these will fit into the big bag, which I did some months ago.
I used the basting spray (505 is less smelly) this time, and that worked REALLY well. The fabric did not walk away from the Soft and Stable inner layer while I quilted the bag layers. And I have LOVED learning how to install leather straps.
Here’s how the inside of the bag looks. Lautenbach’s method of construction is really fun to make. I do hand sew the top binding down, as I would a quilt, as I am somehow unable to machine sew a seam like this so that it looks neat.
Here’s a close-up of the strap mechanism. The screws have two parts that screw together, and I use a little of the blue screw lock liquid to insure that they don’t come loose. The handles can be removed if one wants to wash the bag at some point.
You can see the size of the big bag here—it will hold three full-size quilts and has double straps to help lift and carry it—the longer size goes over one’s shoulders, and the smaller ones are for hands to help.
I think that I have enough carrying power now, don’t you? The grey bag is the Market Bag” from Noodlehead. But there is a middle-sized bag possibility for the Lautenbach bag…
Information on the leather handles and screws is on the earlier post of the big bag. One would need a leather hole punch for this work, but they are not expensive. https://louisaenright.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=11585&action=edit.