Thursday, December 6, 2012

Simplicity 4391 - The body

I’m glad I did not forge ahead last night.  All of the pins to hold the strips of swirly fabric on the sides made my head spin – I have been poking myself so much, and I dreaded sewing with them on there.  Then- I had an idea!  Of course, this is something probably anyone else would have come up with as soon as they realized how many pins it was going to take to keep those strips on there – hand baste them down!  It only took me about six hours to think of it!

Okay, so I got the strips on, the top stitching is not that great, but I have always admitted my lack of skill on top stitching. 

Then, because Alexis told me the bag was going to be too deep, I had to <gasp> cut it down!

That is about 4 ½ inches without a seam I took off.  I hope she is happy with it.  I’m wondering what I can do with that cut off piece- will have to think about it for awhile.

Next are the bottom seam and the corners.

And that’s as far as I am getting today.  I am beat.  Tomorrow, the flap and the lining with the pocket!

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