This morning I finally got around to sewing together the bag that was intended as a Christmas Gift and has been laying around cut up since Dec 26, 2008. Sooo maybe when it isn’t a pressing deadline (we hadn’t planned a get together yet) I am not so quick to get things finished. It took me about 6 (ish) hrs total to make this bag. About an hour cutting out the fabric back in December and about 5 hours today. I bet this would go a lot faster if I didn’t have such large gaps between sewing escapades. My Brother sewing machine and I were going rounds with tension and I never fully got it figured out. I have been advised that my bobbin may not have been the proper one for my machine. I will look into that when I start the second bag and see if that solves the problem. At any rate the pattern is written well as long as one knows how to read. 😉 We won’t discuss my fiasco of cutting out bits I didn’t actually need. Now I get to find a fun small project to make out of those. On to the pictures.
Description: Christmas Bag #1
Pattern: Simple Bag by Joelle Hoverson from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts
Fabric used: So I am new to the updating of sewn projects. I bought all the fabric for this from Quilt Beginnings in Bexley. It took about a 1/2 yd of each pattern shown.
Care Instructions: Machine wash cool
Modifications: No mods
Finished Size: 15″ x 12″
Date Started: 12/26/2008
Date Completed: 1/25/2009
Notes: This makes a nice lightweight bag. If you want it to be sturdier for carrying heavier items it may be worthwhile to implement some type of interfacing.