I’ve loved seeing everyone’s Stowe bags pop up on social media since we released the pattern with Fringe Supply Co. back in November! One thing that I’ve also seen pop up is a few people with questions about the optional step 15 in the booklet. Today we’ve got a little video tutorial for you on Step 15 of the Stowe instructions.
Essentially what Step 15 does is create a permanent gusset in the bottom of the bag by sewing from the inside of the bag through the bottom layers along the seam line. The Stowe was designed to “stow away” when not in use, which is why we didn’t clip the corners during the pattern process to form a permanent gusset like many other square bottom bags. I personally prefer the bag without this last optional step, but we wanted to include the option. Hopefully this video clears up some of the confusion!