I finished the Aeroplane bag without a hitch. The Clover clips came in very handy for the metal zipper...
You can see how this worked. I drew the line from the 1/2" seam allowance towards the 1/4" zipper seam. With the bulky ends tucked away it allows the machine foot to get closer to the zipper stitching. I used the Janome Horizon dual feed feet which is brilliant at bag zips.
Clover clips were handy at the bottom of the bag for creating the boxed in corners with the super heavy interfacing.
It is a very straightforward pattern. The only tricky bit is when the lining is sewn to the zip- the ends are fiddly and I ended up finishing the very ends by hand. Sara has already noted this as something to watch out for when you get to this stage. Otherwise, it is a very satisfying make. The Soft and Stable is pretty amazing, the bag will bounce back into shape however squished it gets. I made the regular size and I can fit a double quilt and still have over half a bag of space left.
1. The Running Hare
2. Ella and Nesta
3. Heidi Staples
I have passed your emails to Sara and she will be in touch with you to sort out your bag patterns. And if you didn't win, keep an eye out for more patterns at Sara's blog, I've seen an amazing wallet that she has been working on in her Instagram feed.