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.'


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...

Mine don't look like that!

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 :)