PPC24: CityScapes


in the course of making this newest sample, I decided to try out yet ANOTHER new interfacing! I guess thats another thing that happens when I have so much time on my hands… I get to do quite a bit of research on a wide variety of topics! Anyway… in our last post I detailed my experience with Decovil Light, which I was decidedly unimpressed with, at least for the small scale of this particular project. As a matter of fact it was such a negative experience I almost set this 2nd new material aside for another day (or month) but my curiosity was peaked and I gave it a go! It’s called WovenFuse2 and give you the details about using it in an upcoming post!

But first — Let’s talk about this new sample!

At this point I’m still messing around with the proportions of the side panels so that they’ll just “fall right into place”. It worked out fairly well this time but I still have one more adjustment to make for next time along with a couple of little changes in the notch placements for next time. This circular front pouch area is a functioning storage area. I like to store my phone here for ease in access and I can hear it when it rings!
Here’s a closer look at the side entry area. The thinner front area has a much longer zipper and thus opens wider yielding a much easier access to the card Slot area within. I’ve been asked what else will fit in this pocket which is about 3/4″-1″ wide from top to bottom. I like to store my glasses case here as well as a small bottle of hand sanitizer, a purse-sized hairspray, and small package of tissues.
Here’s a peek inside this storage area where you can store 8 cards. (Personally, I prefer storing my loyalty cards here.) There’s also a very deep slot pocket behind the card area which is perfect for a passport or some other item you need to keep sequestered in a totally safe area.
And as you can see, the zippers on this side of the bag both emanate from the same origin. The “fatter” back zippered area includes a zippered storage pocket and a storage area thats about 1 1/2″ wide from top to bottom. Believe me, this bag can carry a LOT and of course the Bag Back has yet another zippered pocket which right now houses my masks, which hopefully sometime soon I wont be needing anymore!
So… how did the Wovenfuse2 work out for this bag? Actually I was rather impressed anf I’ll share more about this new interfacing material in an upcoming post!
And now, let’s talk about fabrics….

The main exterior fabric is– “Gilded Blooms” by Hyun Joo Lee for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

The awesome contrasting fabric is (seen above)- “Urban Landscape Sketch’ from the Gilded City Collection for Timeless Treasures.

and lastly — I’ve think I’ve finally settled on a name for this new design!

the Gemini FlightBag

And now, it’s YOUR turn!

First of all, what do you think of the name? Yes? No? Maybe? And what about this particular sample? You like? You don’t? And most importantly, have any of you worked with WovenFuse2 yet? and if so, what did you think of it? And remember, we love reading your comments and answering your questions too, so please feel free to leave either or both in the space provided below.

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  1. Dawne Brooks on February 11, 2021 at 7:13 am

    I’m sure you posted it before but I can’t find it. What is the overall size of this bag? I like it.

    • Kat on February 11, 2021 at 7:22 am

      It’s taller than it is wide.
      9″ wide X 10.5″ tall X 3.5
      Thanks a bunch!

  2. Barbara Smith on February 11, 2021 at 7:17 am

    I love the look of this bag and all the features. I am looking forward to the pattern release. The name suits it just fine. I am also looking forward to learning more about the Wovenfuse 2.

    • Kat on February 11, 2021 at 7:24 am

      The WovenFuse2 is unfortunately very hard to find right now as its made in Australia. We’ll have some available on our website but we’ll be publishing the pattern with two recommendations for interfacing for this reason. Thanks for the question and I’ll tell you more in a future post. 🙂

  3. Nancy A Blocker on February 11, 2021 at 7:29 am

    I would like to see inside the other pocket. This bag looks like the bag of my dreams, cannot wait to order and get sewing!!!

    • Kat on February 11, 2021 at 7:42 am

      The other pocket is not as easy to photograph as it does not open as far as the front pocket. Its much larger, large enough for an iPad Air and more and there’s another zippered pocket there. I’ll try to get a decent photo of it for a future post. 🙂

      • Nancy A Blocker on February 11, 2021 at 12:35 pm

        Thanks! I was wondering if it would hold an ipad……

  4. Gail Peters on February 11, 2021 at 7:48 am

    Yep, me too, would like to see inside the larger pocket. I am really looking forward to this pattern coming out. Seems like a really good travel bag. Looking forward to the interfacing information. Until the new pattern comes out I will just keep quilting along.

    • Kat on February 12, 2021 at 6:53 am

      Thanks Gail! I have really enjoyed carrying the gorilla sample of this bag. I hope you will too! 🙂

  5. Janice on February 11, 2021 at 9:13 am

    This bag looks fabulous! The name fits well! You are talented. I so appreciate all the work you put into the design. I know when I make a bag from your patterns it is perfect. Looking forward to its release

    • Kat on February 12, 2021 at 6:53 am

      Thanks Janice, especially for these kind words! You have made my day! 🙂

  6. Virginia Barbaro on February 11, 2021 at 9:35 am

    This bag looks like something I would love to make. It will give my Sling Alongs a break!

    • Kat on February 12, 2021 at 6:54 am

      This made me smile Virginia! Thanks so much. 🙂

  7. Lois on February 12, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Really like the looks and features of this bag! Think this is the one I’ve been waiting for!

    • Kat on February 12, 2021 at 11:28 am

      Excellent News! That’s music to my ears! 🙂

  8. Karol on February 12, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Impatiently waiting for this pattern! What is the degree of difficulty between this one and the Odyssey? I’ve worn out two of them and given away several as gifts over the years. I’m interested in the Woven Fuse also. Saw a bit about it in a video.

    • Kat on February 12, 2021 at 11:32 am

      Hmmm. Good question Karol. I guess the answer to this question would depend on how you classify the difficulty of the pattern, but by my definition, which would be the background knowledge required to complete the pattern, I would classify this pattern as a good deal easier than the Odyssey. Partly because there isnt as much background knowledge required, and partly because I like to think we’re a lot better at writing instructions, drawing graphics and providing additional helps. As for the WovenFuse2, I’ll do a post on it prior to releasing this pattern to provide you with more info. 🙂

  9. Karol on February 18, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Thanks, Kat. I was hoping it would be easier. I can do hard, but like easier so much better. 🙂