Candice Pattern: Supplies and Product Recommendations

Lazies, Here are the supply list details and my product recommendations for our new Girl Candice. We are still on track for her to arrive by November 1st.

Candice pattern from Lazy Girl Designs, item LGD130.

Fabric
3/4 yd feature fabric shown in red floral for front pocket, back of bag, handles
2/3 yd front of bag, front pocket lining, handle tabs (black)
1/2 yd bag lining (small floral red print)
1/2 yd inside pockets (white with small dots)

Batting
2/3 yd fusible, low loft, poly (45” wide)

Interfacing
2/3 yd fusible, medium to heavy weight (45” wide) for lining
3/4 yd fusible, lightweight (45” wide) for pockets

Zipper 20” or longer, polyester all-purpose only (Do not use a ­­metal or sport-weight zipper.) Candice includes directions to be made with/without a zipper.
Bag Support Bag-E-Bottom Size A (#LGD500) from Lazy Girl Designs
Optional ‘D’ Rings: 1”: Four rings (Clover item #9538 shown)

Product Recommendations

Battings:
Pellon #987F – Pellon Fusible Fleece
Bosal #325 – Fusible Batting

I like to work with fusible battings for many of my projects. These two are staples for me. For a non-fusible, keep it thin so it doesn’t add much bulk to the project.

Fusible Interfacing: Med/Heavy
Bosal #334 – Fusible All Purpose Non Woven
Pellon #809 – Decor Bond Heavy Fusible

Med/Heavy interfacing is used with the lining fabric

Fusible Interfacing: Lightweight
Pellon #SF101 Stacey Shape Flex (white, black)

A nice lightweight interfacing gives all of the pockets a little extra support and shape without the bulk of heavier interfacings. Shape flex is a thin and lightweight woven product that fuses quickly and is easy to work with. When fused in place it adds almost no thickness to the project, but it does add support and shape. The result is similar to spray starch. It feels very nice in the hand. Give it a try and see what you think.

D Rings
Size 1″, Clover item #9538 Glossy Nickel finish (shown) or #9539 Satin Bronze finish, 2 packages of 2 rings each.

You’ll need four rings, two for each handle. Any 1″ rings should be fine. Pattern includes instructions to make handle tabs which you can use to attach fashion handles of your choice.

Click image to enlarge.

More about interfacing here.

Pre-Orders: A couple of online retailers have let me know they are taking pre-orders for Candice. Also, check with your favorite local quilt shop.
Quilter’s Warehouse
Sew Thankful

If you know of others, please post a note in the comments below.

I’ll keep you posted about Miss Candi as we grow closer to her arrival day!

Enjoy!
Joan

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18 Responses to “Candice Pattern: Supplies and Product Recommendations”

  1. dottie — September 26, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    Looking forward to Candice as I much prefer a zippered top both to keep things inside as well as dry. We have a lot of rain.

  2. Debbie — September 26, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Can’t wait……

  3. Gina S. — September 26, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    Thank you for the supplies list. Now i can be ready when she’s released!

  4. VickiT — September 26, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    Wow. What an awesome looking bag. LOVE all those pockets inside and the front is really nice with that angled fabric. LOVE IT!

  5. jan — September 26, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    Is there a way that you could show a picture of someone holding the purse so we can see apromexly what size the bag is? I like the smaller size bags. Thanks for any help.

  6. Donna — September 27, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    Want to know where I can get the beautiful large flower design fabrics shown on all the lovely purses? They don’t have @ joann’s or quilt shops around me here in Houston, TX

  7. Glenda in Florida — September 29, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    OK, I’ll be stocking up on supplies. Hancock’s has a half price zipper sale coming up Oct. 6-10. Will have to pick up some longer zippers! Thanks for the supply list.

  8. Kelly Jackson — September 29, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    Wow, do you know how badly I wished I had this pattern over the last week when I was making myself a new fall bag? I did many of the same things as your bag but I did it blindly and it is not near as nice as yours. I am all over your new pattern….I’ll be so happy to blog about it too!

    Smiles,
    Kelly

  9. Marie — October 2, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

    Any chance of there being a kit for this? I love it! Can’t wait until Nov. 1!!!

  10. Helen Bates — October 3, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    I LOVE THE BAG. WILL TRY TO ORDER IT WHEN IT COME IN. WILL NEED A GOOD STURDY FABRIC. IN CANADA WE HAVE A LOT OF SNOW. oR WILL USE IT FOR SPEC IAL OCCASIONS.

  11. LisaL. — October 10, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    LOVE the Candice bag pattern and LOVE the fabics used in the photo – would truly be awesome to win!!

  12. Paige Rambow-VanLaningham — October 10, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    I think this would fit right into my western crafts with a red leather triangular corner!!! Love it!!!

  13. Linda Thompson — November 16, 2011 @ 12:21 am

    HI, I’m curious…I just received my pattern from my local quilt shop. :-) Quick quick service. But, now my question…why a polyester rather than a metal zipper.

    Linda aka Rosieq

    • Joan Hawley replied: — November 16th, 2011 @ 8:22 am

      Hi Linda, You’ll sew over the zip during construction, so I recommend against metal teeth zips for this project.

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