Thursday, July 18, 2013

See and Sew B5413 Finished

Alright!  I managed to check off one item on my partial project list.  It's probably one of the easiest of all the projects I started but that doesn't mean it went together simply.  So, I had bought this batik fabric on Etsy.  I only had a yard but I chose it because it looks the same on either side.  I used some burgundy solid colored fabric for the pocket.

Here's what I started with.

The pattern is only two pieces for a front and back and then the pocket.  Then you trim the handles and top of the bag in bias tape.  I started trimming it in white, but I ran out.  Not a problem, right?  Even a small town should have bias tape?  Nope.  The little fabric town was all out of white.  I didn't want to wait until I got out of town to a bigger town, so I bought some black.  So, I finished it in black.

Here's some pictures of the finished project.

I like the print, but I don't like that the handles are so wide!  Plus the bias tape adds some bulk to the handle that doesn't really seem necessary.

I also don't like the pocket.  It's pretty much worthless.  I guess it would come in handy if I wanted to store my receipt in it.  That's about it.

I do like the gusset.  That, and the fact that the pattern only takes a yard of fabric are the only things I liked about.  But, I'm going to be sticking to my Michelle's Patterns Grocery Bag Pattern.  It takes a little more fabric, but it's lined and it goes together pretty fast.

I did get one of my to dos off my list.  So, it still feels good to have finished the bag.  And it's very functional.,  I'll probably use it on my next trip to farmer's market.  It just doesn't look very pretty.

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