I bought Debbie Stoller’s Stitch ‘N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker because I was seeing all these gorgeous fat bottom bags on the forums and blogs and I just had to make one for myself. Now, I’ve been seeing all these gorgeous stuff crocheted from Sugar ‘N Cream cotton yarn and thought that would be perfect for my fat bottom bag. There’s only one teeny weeny problem: we have no Sugar ‘N Cream cotton yarn in Singapore. Scratch that. The fact is I can’t even find cheap worsted weight cotton yarn anywhere here. Eventually, I did manage to get my hand on one precious cone of Sugar ‘N Cream yarn in ecru and I started work on my fat bottom bag right away.
Most of the fat bottom bags I’ve seen were lined. That stopped me cold. Sewing needles and I aren’t exactly the best of friends. When I was in school, it was compulsory for all the girls to attend Home Economics classes where sewing, cooking and craft were taught. I broke the sewing machine needle during my first lesson. For our term test, we were given a piece of cloth and told to machine sew a rectangle on it. My rectangle was a triangle. Needless to say, I failed the test. That’s how inept I am with a sewing needle. What saved my life was Kel’s fantastic tutorial on lining the fat bottom bag. If I hadn’t found that, I’d probably have ended up sewing my fingers to the bag in frustration. Not a pretty sight.
All’s well that ends well. The crocheting was a breeze and after 2 days of much cursing and swearing while doing the lining, I have myself a pretty fat bottom bag. Will definitely make more if I can get my hands on more cotton yarn.
Edit: Added new photos.