Bosal Sew in Foam Stabilizer gives shape to your sewing projects

Yesterday the Clover Fabric Tube Maker along with the Bosal Katahdin Batting Strip were integral to making a floor mat. The Clover Fabric tube Maker made the whole process simple.

Today I’m using the Bosal In-R-Form Unique Sew-In Foam Stabilizer along with the Omnigrip 2012″ x 2012″ Ruler, OLFA Rotary Cutter, the 24” x 36” Heirloom Double Sided Cutting Mat and the small Heirloom Clever Clips to make a craft bag.

The right products for making a bag

You need three fabrics to complete this craft bag.

From ½ yard of the outer bag fabric (to give the bag a bit more stability, I’m using a canvas weight fabric for the outer bag sides), cut

  • Two – 14½” x 16¼” (front back)
  • Two – 6½”x 16¼” (sides)

From the black base fabric (⅔ yard), cut:

  • Two – 2¼” x 14½” (front and back)
  • Two – 2¼” x 6½” (sides)
  • One – 6½” x 14½” (bottom)
  • One – 3” x 40½” (binding)
  • Two – 4” x 21” strips (straps)

From the interior bag fabric (1 yard), cut:

  • Two – 14¼” x 18” (back and front)
  • Two – 6¼” x 18” (sides)
  • One – 6¼” x 14¼” (bottom)
  • One – 12½” x 12½” (pocket)
  • One – 7½” x 12½” (pocket)

From the Bosal In-R-Form Unique Sew-In Foam Stabilizer, cut:

  • Two – 14½” x 18” (front and back)
  • Two – 6½” x 18” (sides)
  • One – 6½” x 14½” (bottom)

Fabric selection for the craft bag

Cut the Bosal In-R-Form Unique Sew-In Foam Stabilizer and fabrics as per the cutting directions above.

Using the Omnigrip 20½” x 20½” square ruler, cut the Bosal In-R-Form Unique Sew-In Foam Stabilizer.

Sew the two black 2¼” x 14½” pieces to the two 14½” x 16¼” outer bag fabrics.

Sew the two black 2¼” x 6½” pieces to the two 64½” x 16¼” outer bag fabrics.

Sew the black 2¼” x 14½” and the two 2¼” x 6½” strips to the outer bag fabrics.

With the black 2¼” pieces sewn to the outer bag fabrics, there are now four sets of fabric measuring 14¼” x 18” and 6½” x 18”.

Pair all four sets completed above, as well as the black 6½” x 14¼” rectangle and pair them to the matching sizes of cut pieces of the Bosal In-R-Form Unique Sew-In Foam Stabilizer. I placed a couple of pins to keep everything together.

Match the outer fabrics with black strips to the Bosal In-R-Form Unique Sew-In Foam Stabilizer of the same size.

Before assembling the bag, I sewed all the fabrics, including the bottom, to the Bosal In-R-Form Unique Sew-In Foam Stabilizer to give it a quilted look.

Secure outer fabric to Bosal In-R-Form Unique Sew-In Foam Stabilizer by sewing a simple line.

Take the 4” x 21” black strips. Fold lengthwise in two and press. Fold each half lengthwise in half again and press.

4” x 21” black strips folded in two lengthwise twice and pressed

On the edge of the black strip which is open, sew a seam. I also sewed a small zigzag stitch at the end of both strips.

Sew a seam on the edge of the black strip.

Place a small mark 6” away from the ends of the two black strips. Center the ends of each strap 4” apart on the front and back panels. Place the 6” markings on the upper edge of each panel.

Sew the strap to the bag ¾” from the top edge of the bag. Sew down on the side of the strap, then the bottom, then the second side stopping ¾” from the top edge of the bag.

Pin and sew down straps to both the front and back panels.

With both straps sewn to the front and back panels, sew the front, back and side panels to the base of the bag. Use the small Heirloom Clever Clips to help keep everything in place.

Heirloom clips keep everything in place while sewing.

Sew the four corners of the bag.

Sew the bag’s four corners.

With the four corners sewn, the outer bag is completed.

The completed outer bag

With the help of the following tools, Bosal In-R-Form Unique Sew-In Foam Stabilizer, Omnigrip Ruler, OLFA Splash Handle Rotary Cutter 45mm, Heirloom Double Sided Cutting Mat and small Heirloom Clever Clips, today’s project was not difficult to make.

Join me tomorrow, I’ll make the inside of the craft bag.

This is part 3 of  5 in this series

Go back to part 2: Easy-to-use fabric tube maker helps make a fantastic floor mat [tutorial]

Go to part 4: Heirloom, OLFA, and Omnigrid: The right brands for the right quilting tools

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