The next bag I have been testing out is the Boxy Bag. This is a very popular bag pattern, especially for us beginners. After reviewing a few tutorials, I decided to follow Kelby at kelbysews. She has done such a wonderful job of showing you every single step of the process in her tutorial.
I have avoided making bags for years. Yes, I only started quilting 1 year ago, but I have dabbled in sewing for the last 6. While I have been interested in making all kinds of things, a zippered bag seemed too daunting for this newby sewer.
A printable, easy to understand pattern is still in the works. Here is a sneak peak of the design!
This was hand quilted, using a small stitch on the minky side and a long stitch on the quilt top. This allowed the top of the quilt to look heavily quilted, but no quilting lines show up on the back (minky) side.
Adobe Illustrator appears to be the standard in almost any creative industry. I have not used it. If you work for a company that is footing the monthly bill for Ai, high five, that is awesome. But for me, that is going to cost another 25-50 dollars a month. And while that doesn’t sound like a terribly large amount of money, I don’t need another monthly expense.
An alternative (especially for those of us who don’t have a need for every Ai feature) is Affinity Designer.