Thursday, March 10, 2016

Soda Pop Bag

Soda Pop Bag with Adorn It Fabrics
for Fort Worth Fabric Studio

I'm excited to share a review of the Soda Pop Bag and Adorn it fabrics. I LOVED making this Soda Pop Bag by Sew Sweetness!  Plus the amazing Gigi Blooms fabrics by Adorn it just shouts SPRING!

It was hard to pick which fabrics to choose, but I decided on the bright Mango Fresh Blooms for the bag exterior, Grey Happy Notes for interior (the gold dots are even metallic :) ), and Pink Burnish for the peek-a-boo fabric.

This is a super fun pattern to sew! It is perfect for beginners with very clear instructions with color pictures. The magnetic closure is easy and I have brief "how-to" at the end of this post.  I LOVE the size of this bag. It holds what I need, but isn't massive. 

The grommets are super easy to tools...they just snap together! I think they add such a fun pop to the bag! This was my first time sewing folded handles in the middle and it was I got to topstitch :). I was worried that it would be a bit thick for my machine so I just sewed slowly and it was great!

This bag uses a magnetic closure to close the top of the bag and has 2 pockets on the interior. I seriously love the interior fabric especially since the gold is metallic too!

I thought I would share a quick "how-to" install magnetic closures. I think it might become one of your favorite ways to add a closure to your next project.

Step 1: Gather supplies. Ruler, pen, 2 pieces of Soft and Stable OR Pellon Flex-foam (I used this), set of magnetic closures (mine came with washers),  scissors, optional (seam sealant - I used fray check since that is what I had at home)

Step 2: Use ruler and pen to mark location of magnetic closure. Then cut two small slices in fabric for magnetic closure prongs to fit. Optional: Add seam sealant or fray check to slices.

Step 3: Push Magnetic closure prongs through slices and flip over. Layering looks like below from backside. Fabric lining (with Shape-flex fused already), Pellon-flex foam OR Soft and Stable, washer. Then push prongs to the outside (like a brad).

Step 4: Flip over lining and admire your installed magnetic closure. Repeat for other side.

I will definitely be making this bag again! I'm thinking with Star Wars fabric next time :)

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