I was trying to use up the last of my “what a gem” fabric that I used to make my current Ingenious Tote (and yes the Tote happens to be on the cover of the pattern), but I didn’t quite manage it and I STILL have some left ;P
Internally, I used headliner and a medium weight fusible interfacing as my stabilisers. I really like headliner as it gives the bag a really sturdy and great shape. Its a great substitute for Soft & Stable or Flex Foam, howver like the others mentioned it is still rather hard to get your hands on here in Australia! I do think you would get just as good a result from using h640 fuisable fleece paired with one or two layers of a medium weight fusible interfacing, (this might be eaiser for most domestic sewing machines to sew as well).
This pattern is a nice quick and easy sew. It is really well written and so easy to follow as Samantha’s patterns usually are 🙂 I would recommend this pattern to anyone and everyone – I loved making it 😀
And the best part? I actually relaxed and had a great time sewing this bag!