George Carry-All Tips and Tricks

Bag of the month club BOMC Carry-all George Handbag How To Tips and Tricks

The George Carry-All and Handbag pattern has been released as the April pattern for the Bag of the Month Club. To help you through any challenges you may encounter in the pattern, I thought I would come up with my tips and tricks!

Before I share those tips and tricks, keep in mind that Isabella Sparsh has done up an awesome YouTube video of her sewing the George Carry-All. Note that there are a few modifications in the video, so be sure to read your pattern!

If you would like to print these out, here is a printer-friendly version!

Block Fusing

Woven Fusible Interfacing

Cork Preparation

Mark the Centers

Sew Basting

Replace Fusible Interfacing

Sewing Handle AnchorsCenter the Magnetic Snap

Transfer the Markings to your Fabric

Use adhesives to hold things in place

Sewing the zipper gusset

Trim the foam from the seam allowance

Use #5 Zippers

Easing the Zipper Gusset

Try staple basting

Fix the fabric pucker

Final construction stitching

Use sizing spray on the lining

Use an oven mitt to press

I hope you have found some value in these and that you can apply them to all of your future creations!!! Happy sewing!!

And don't forget that there is a printable version of these tips and tricks, right here!

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