– the dust cover (but you can’t carry it),
– totes (as you can bring your laptop, they are too big).
After 2 weeks of several tries and prototypes, I have found the solution : the Silhouette is protected, cords are stored and you can carry it !
– 8″1/2 (60 cm) quilted fabric,
– 69″ (175 cm) strapping,
– 35″ (90 cm) zip.
Warning : each pieces included a 0,8 cm (0.3″) seam allowance except the “cover” piece.
Cut and overcast every pieces.
Put the big “side” piece on the “cover” piece, right sides facing, aligning the A.
Rotate the “side” piece at each angle.
At the end, don’t sew over the seam allowance mark.
Do the same for the other side.
Get the particular shape of the Silhouette !
I got so carried away by my enthusiasm that I didn’t realize I stopped taking pictures….
According to your situation :
1) You have found a nice quilted fabric :
Sew the zip.
Sew the pocket and sew it to the bag.
2) You enjoy only one side of your quilted fabric :
(for me a nice gingham on one side, but teddy bears on the other side…).
Sew the cover with the quilted fabric, using the pattern.
Sew a second cover with another fabric but modify the pattern : add 1 cm (0.4″) on each piece, except for the green marks (and except for the pocket pieces !).
Benefits : you sew the pocket only on the upper cover (you won’t see seams inside the bag) and you sew the zip in between the two covers (it will be hidden).
The zip :
Sew the zip onto the seam allowance, right sides facing.
This is why you were supposed to leave them unsew.
The pocket :
Look at the Petit Citron tuto.
I sew the strap from the zip to the rear edge (see the red dotted lines).
Bag achievable, even for novice sewer!
Suitable to Silhouette 1 & 2 – take a look at the bags already made by visitors!
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