On to Alexis’ Tote Bag- I was trying to measure the top of the outside to see how much I needed to trim off and where the lining would start. I then figured this would be a good time to add the magnetic snap. Had a little bit of a hardware malfunction. I thought I was being so good with the measurements, but I wound up putting one side of the snap too low. I had to take it out, put in more interfacing, get it in the right place, and find the Fray Check. What would I do without the stuff? After a lot of sweat, it came out okay, I just hope the Fray Check is going to do its usual good job and dry clear.
(Taken at an angle – it really does match up pretty good.)
I did some measuring inside to see just how long the front to back lining would be and came up with 22 ¼”. The sides came in at 8 3/8” exactly on both the front and back, along with the 5 ½” on the bottom. This gave me the size to cut for the sides at 6 ½” X 9” – I figure I would just trim the sides after the lining was together. It all came together pretty darn good with very little trimming required- here it is with the zipper side out, stuffed with fabric. Doesn’t look square, but it’s actually okay.
Before I can sew the lining in and add it to the FINISHED! page, I have to sew the straps on to the outside. It’s getting late and I haven’t slept well the last two nights, so I think I am going to call it an early night. (isn’t it funny how moving the bed so the head is in a different direction is hard to adjust to? or is it just me?) Plus, I have to consult with Her Majesty to find out how long she wants the straps to be.
Good night all – again, congratulations, Rebecca!