I’ve been intrigued with the Bali bags for months. I purchased the clothesline and Bali pops from Hoffman to create these bags and finally had time to experiment. The Spumonit bag, on the left was my first attempt. I stongly suggest purchasing a cording foot for your machine to cover the clothesline. It took me about 2 hours to carefully piece the strips together, press the seams open and the strip in half the long way. I folded the raw edge in and the folded edge on top. I used three bobbins and a straight stitch to create the cording. Then I switched back to my regular foot (1C) and zig zag stitched the bag together. My settings were 6.0 wide and 2.0 for length. I purchases handles for the first bag. When I finished kiwiberry bag, I made handles from more clothesline. Both bags were made using 100 feet of cotton clothesline, but their shapes are so different. The third bag I made looks huge by comparison. It’s more of a magazine bin than a bag to carry. What did I do differently? I’m still making bags to figure it out……another addiction for my batik collection.
Bali Bags July 1, 2010