So, I cut out and taped the pieces together. By the way, nice thing about this pattern is there's only two pattern pieces that need to be taped together, the rest all fit on a page. Then it took me a few days to decide on fabric, and get it cut out, and then it sat in a stack on my coffee table for about a week. Finally, on Wednesday I decided to get to work on it.
The patten shows how to make a welt pocket for the exterior, which is something I had never tried before. Mine did not turn out perfect. You can see little bits of white interfacing showing through, but it was fun to try something new and outside of my comfort zone. I think it'll be a great place to stash my cell phone, so I don't have to rummage through my bag to find it every time it rings.
|Front of the bag|
|View from the top.|
There's a couple things I'd change if I make this bag again. The main thing being not to use broadcloth for the exterior. love it because it's cheap and comes in a variety of colors, and while it's okay for linings, it just feels kind of chap next to the Anna Maria Horner fabric I used for my focal piece. I just need to quit being so cheap and invest in some Kona solids or something. I also made a booboo when I was cutting out my bag. The blue front and back should be kitty corer from each other as are the AMH pieces. I thought I'd be smart and cut them at the same time by just double layering my fabric. I don't think it looks bad or anything, but next time I'll cut mirror images.
|Plenty of room inside|
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