Sunday, August 16, 2015

Another Brick and 150!

Just before I went to Syracuse, a couple of friends asked me if I would show them how to make the Brick Bag with a PUL lining.

I have a love/ hate relationship with the PUL fabric, because it doesn't behave in the sewing machine, however, we got together and gave it a try.  I got my bag 3/4 of the way finished while showing them how it was done, and brought it home to finish. It has been sitting waiting ever since. Today, I decided to get it done.

I was told that putting "magic" tape on the bottom of the foot would help the PUL fabric feed and it did improve things a bit, however, I think I need to work on this to get a result I really like. The lining on this bag is tidier then the last, but it could be better. I think it might be easier if I used heavy interfacing instead of the fusible fleece to back the outer fabric.

I used one of my long hoarded Laurel Burch fat quarters for the outer fabric.

I think I will keep this one for my own travel. It looks a good size for a toiletry bag.

The fearless five of my last kindle have gone back to the shelter. They will soon be livening new homes, making their new owners smile.

Meanwhile, I have a singleton. Meet Bentley, # 150 of the foster cats at our house.

Isn't he cute? He looks like a Beanie Baby. He isn't sure about the dogs, yet. Give him time, he will soon have two new best friends.


  1. Dear Kate

    Does Bentley have blue eyes? He looks so cute. The Laurel Birch fabric adds a sparkle everyday!

  2. Bentley, you are a gorgeous little guy......if it wasn't so far away you could have a forever home with us! Funny, I used some of my precious Laurel Burch hoard at the weekend too - love her fabrics.

  3. Do you have a" Teflon Foot" I have sewn heavy duty tarpaulin grade nylon with this, but not again, I needed to get the whole tension redone by a technician afterwards. But it did slide through easier.What about what we call down here " Non-stick-baking paper" that would tear away afterwards? The new arrival, cute as can be.

  4. Oh, boy. Love the bag. Love the little kitten.

  5. I love Laurel Burch fabrics! Your box bag turned out great.

    And that little kitten is adorable. We had a little black female cat that looked like him when we lived on our acreage in Alberta. We called her Salem after the one in Sabrina the Teenage Witch.