Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sister Sewing Day

This weekend my Sister made a long drive all the way to my house for some sewing.  I don't get to see her very often so this was a real treat! =)  She didn't have to bring anything but her left handed scissors because I practically have a mini fabric store going on in my sewing room (though my collection doesn't rival some of the overflowing shelves I've seen in Flickr shots!).

I had more fun than I've had in a long time assembling this with her. She picked out this lovely purple and I wanted one just like it after I saw it finished =) It turned out so beautifully!

The project took a little longer than we expected... it didn't help that we were disappointed in some of the pattern's construction methods. We added two handles instead of the one the pattern called for. I had seen this change in the fabric store sample and thought it was a really neat idea.  The handles turned out a little longer than we intended, but a good size for carrying the bag over your shoulder.  We also added a double layer of peltex to create a stiffer bag bottom. We made this as an insert covered in the same fabric as the lining. Needless to say, we now know some better ways of putting it together if we make them again. 

p.s. Mine's not quite done, but I'll get a photo posted as soon as it is.

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