Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bag Lady

I've been working on this one for quite a while. I'm not crazy about sewing but I adore Amy Butlers bag patterns. I picked up her messenger bag pattern and fabric to make it at least a year ago. About a month ago I started working on it. And Viola! I now have a functional messenger bag.

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Here's what the lining looks like

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And there are loads of pockets and even this great flap on the inside.

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I still adore her patterns but they are not for the timid. I have to rip out and restart quite a few pieces because I didn't understand the instructions until step three, or worse. But I'd say it was worth the effort.

I am supposed to do an edge stitch around the top inside to give it a nice finished look, but there are so many layers of fabric I'm not getting a nice finished look, but a really nice and even line on one side, and a wonky terrible look on the other so I may just hand stitch skip it.


Chris said...

It looks great to me!

Deb said...

Skip, skip, skip to my lou!!

StarSpry said...

It looks great! I love the inside fabric!

Corwink said...

You are becoming quite the sewing diva! Love it!

the Bag Lady said...

Just change the tension on your sewing machine - is it the bobbin thread or the top thread that is straight? If it is the bobbin thread, tighten the tension on the top thread; if it is the top thread that is straight, loosen the tension.

Joanne said...

It's beautiful. Great job, Nachaele.

Glad to hear that you're feeling better.

Joanne said...

Oops.... I *meant* Michelle.

I'm brain dead!