Olive Twill Haralson

Okay! This olive twill Haralson just had to be shared. I drug my feet big time in getting final photos of the last few Haralson bags I’ve made. Spring always brings busy schedules and then of course I had to go and catch a cold. Anyway, I’m glad to be able to share here.

Olive Twill Haralson

It’s just been so much fun seeing what everyone else is making. I love seeing your individual spin on the pattern! There’s be so many fun ones sewn up, I couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried.

Be sure to check out the full video sew-along on my blog/youtube.

Olive Twill Haralson

Sew with cotton twill!

Cotton twill makes for a great substrate for the Haralson exterior fabric.

  • a great weight for this project!
  • typically comes in a lot of beautiful colors
  • very beginner friendly to sew with
  • relatively easy to find, inexpensive
  • fusible interfacing adheres well!
  • most of the time twill comes in a wider width off the bolt – so more fabric per yard!
  • twill comes in prints, too, not just solids – great to have options! See you at Six fabrics has some really fun prints! I’ve ordered some from Style Maker Fabrics and Bolt Fabrics
Olive Twill Haralson

This sample is one that I made while filming the Haralson sew-along. I think it might end up going to my Mom. She loves green! We’ll see if it passes the test. 😉

The Loxx fastener is pretty cool. If you have time to watch the video, you can see how easy it is to install.

I’m very excited that the Haralson has so many great options for hardware closures. It makes it fun and adds a different look depending on which type you use! Plus it really comes in handy when you might already have one of the hardware types in your sewing stash!

I’m having fun adding more colors of webbing to my shop, too, so check in if you haven’t in a while. I have about 10 colors per size and plan to keep adding more. It’s a fun and quick option for straps!

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Black and linen Haralson Bag

Thanks so much to everyone who joined along in our little sew-along! I wanted to show you my black and linen Haralson Bag that I sewed during the filming. I’m so glad to see that you’re having fun sewing the Haralson up. It’s always so amazing to see your beautiful creations!

Black and linen Haralson Bag

I don’t have much else that I felt that would be helpful to share as part of the sew-along, so that pretty much wraps things up. We covered the entire project in two parts. You can check out Part One here, and Part Two here.

Black and linen Haralson Bag
Black and linen Haralson Bag

This Haralson features the turn lock hardware option. I picked out a couple of contrasty linen and black fabrics for this one. It’s one of my default color schemes. If I could dig up a pictures of 6th grade me, you’d see me in a black blazer and black and white shirt and matching earrings. So very 80’s of me.

Black and linen Haralson Bag

I wasn’t sure about this linen (if it’s a blend of linen/cotton I’m not super sure) but I think it ended up working really well. The woven fusible worked great to stabilize the fabric enough and I’m glad that it did!

For the flap I used a cotton twill. This particular one is by Ruby Star Society. They just came out with a few colors and I picked some up when I ordered from Hawthorne Supply Co. I do really like using cotton twill for this project, it’s a nice weight range for this design. Plus, it’s very easy to sew with, being similar to working with quilting cotton.

Project Details:

Sew Along, Sewing

Haralson Bag Sew-along Part 2

Welcome to the Haralson Bag Sew-Along Part 2! I’m so excited to have you join along! 

Haralson Bag Sew-along Part 2
Haralson Bag Sew-along Part 2

Here’s the schedule I’ll be following for the sew-along:
Part 1: February 20th, fabric selection, cutting & fusing, sewing the exterior back and inserting the interior zip pocket
Part 2: February 27th (today), making Front Panel, hardware closures, and assembling the bag
Part 3: March 7th, Black and linen Haralson sample

In today’s video (Part 2, linked below) I cover the remaining steps of the pattern including installation of the different hardware options.

After reading through your pattern, you’ll notice that there are already two videos included! Yep, see?!, one of the many benefits of reading through the pattern!

Those videos are both found on page 10 (of the PDF) in dark gray boxes, click the link (where it says “click here”) when you’ve got the file open in Acrobat and it’ll open the video. Be sure you have any pop-up blockers disabled.

The videos will come in handy if you’re sewing up another Haralson and just need help brushing up on those specific steps. So feel free to reference back to those as needed! The same steps are covered in the full sew-along video as well.

After this week you’ll have a completed Haralson Bag! I hope you enjoy watching it!

There may not be much to cover next week, but if you have a certain question please let me know and I’ll try to discuss it! Just leave a comment below.

Watch the video for Part 2 of the sew-along!

Click the image above to watch the video. Or click this link to play the video.

Looking for supplies for your Haralson?

Below are supplies for the Haralson Belt Bag pattern that are available in my shop: 

Thank you so much for sewing along! I can’t wait to see Haralson bags! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@noodlehead531) and use #HaralsonBag or #HaralsonBeltBag #noodleheadpatterns