Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch »
InstructionsDid you ever have a sewing project from hell? This is a simple bag to make and yet I kept screwing it up at vital points. First, I forgot to sew in the pocket. Then I messed up the topstitching, because I used a fancy decorative stitch I could not control. Then it took me hours to pull out the crooked decorative topstitch, and I made a small hole in the fabric. Then I was cutting some thread and ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Whimsical, Casual, Cute
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to try applique, which I have never done before, and add some decorative stitching to the plain purple fabric. That part went well...the basics are what got me hung up on this bag. :-)
What are you most proud of?
Coming up with the flap pockets to fix a few small flaws.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't be afraid to experiment.