Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Finished Project



Why, yes, I can finish a sewing project -- just not often!


This is a Frenchy Bag, an Amy Butler pattern. The floral fabric is thrifted this summer; the stripey top is from my stash -- got it at a quilt shop a couple of years ago and it has a flannel-y softness to it.



I had to piece the inner portion of the handles because I had very little left of the floral -- kinda like the pieced look of it.



The pattern sewed up very quickly, until I had to install the dreaded magnetic snap. No, they are not hard to do. I just worry myself crazy about messing up the project at such an almost-done point. So it hung here for a good month or more. Finally I realized that if I totally muffed the snap installation, I could just resew the lining.



And the snap install went easy, as did the sewing of the lining and the outer bag.



Then, of course, I had to wait another day until I could muster up the courage to topstitch. What's with that??







Here's the inside of the bag -- the fabric is new and reminds me of Minnie Mouse. The two inner pockets are big and deep, each going the entire width of the bag. I thought they would just gap open all the time, so I added a topstitch seam down the center of each, making four pockets. Works for me.

Time for a new bag/purse project. I bought some great fall fabrics from Superbuzzy and it's almost too late to sew them up for this year. May have to move on to the 'winter line.'



8 comments:

madrekarin said...

Katie- I love that bag!! The fabrics are wonderful. Yay for you for finishing it! Thank you for popping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment.
Keep making those yo-yos. Don't you just love them?

MB said...

Katie--thanks for visiting my blog and now I can see yours. That bag is great. You are so talented. I love the Colchicum. aren't they just so bright and pretty. MB

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

Love your sewing gift! I can't barely thread the needles, so my husband asks our 15 year old daughter to do his mending. I'll show her your blog today- she has a gift for all types of needlework.

I have none, so I stick to goats, soap and cheese ")

Nancy Jo said...

KATIE,
Mine don't look like that!
NANCY JO

JLynnette (Aunt Jo) said...

Very nice! I haven't tackled bags yet.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments.

Felicia said...

Excellent bag. I love the fabrics you chose.

dana said...

I know what you mean about being afraid to put the final touches on a project. After all that work, what if I blow it? Congratulations on working through that little angst and finishing your lovely bag.

Nin said...

NICE! congrats for finishing it :)