While I'm at home and overseeing our landscaping, I dug out a bag of supplies that I brought home from Florida last spring. It's to make a small duffel bag. I really was attracted to the colors and the size of the bag. I put it on my to-do list. I've been thinking of digging it out for months now. The directions call for all kinds of stuff that a quilter would not normally have. I've read through the pattern a few times, but until you actually get started, the directions had very little meaning. Actually, it all looked a bit scary..
This morning, I looked at it... and loved what I had accomplished yesterday. It was motivation enough to continue. I worked on the zipper panel and the bottom part. The zipper was a little tricky. It was a big zipper... with big zipper teeth. I just couldn't just sew through that like I usually do with zippers. I got it done.. With all the components ready, it all got carefully pinned, and clipped together. The sewing was simple. Although, it was really weird to use a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Yippee, it's done. I'm so pleased with it.
I'm glad that I remembered to put my name patch on it. It's going to hold supplies for when I go teaching. Probably for a wallet class. I'll test it out...
The big question is, "will I make another?" Maybe. Are you feeling brave? Want to make one for yourself? The free pattern and picture tutorial is here at Sew4Home..
Thanks For Noticing :)
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