Finally…and New Design

RockStar Bag–done! On to an insulated bag.

I have FINALLY finished my SewSweetness Rockstar Bag. There are several things that I will do differently next time, but it turned out well.

Anyone need more insulated grocery bags? I always need more. I’ve read many tutorials online and they’re okay, but I wanted one that I could launder easily and that would hold a little more than most of them do. So I designed my own.

I bought a roll of Reflectix insulation at a local building supply store. You get a 33.3 square foot roll, 16 inches wide, for about $16. This is seriously tough stuff. I was a little worried that it might tear easily, but I think it will hold up well.

I used quilting cotton for the bag outer and lining.

I didn’t take pictures during the process. I will when I make a tutorial. This is what the bag looks like finished. The handles are a little short. (Note: Make handles longer next time.)

It is roomy. It’s easy to make.

The insulation comes out. It is a separate unit that can be washed off and the bag can be thrown in the washer and dryer.

More to come.


Author: denise

I have done beadwork for over 25 years and got so interested in jewelry design that I took two metalwork classes at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee from wonderful teachers were Deborah Lynn Gold and Marjorie Simon. I recently took a soutache jewelry class from Amee K. Sweet-McNamara at White Fox Beads in Knoxville which was pretty incredible, too. Love working with the soutache. I can't choose a favorite medium. I love sculptural work and adore forming and fabricating metals, but three-dimensional beadwork is great too. Lately I've gone back to sewing and refashioning cast-off clothing–mostly men's shirts, into girls' clothing. I also enjoy making handbags and wallets. They are really fun to put together–like a puzzle.

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