I put a Velcro closure on the outside flap, and a keychain loop. Inside I have a zippered pocket on one side and a Velcro pocket on the other side.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
If at first you don't succeed
I decided to dig out my sewing machine today, I've been working all out as usual and decided I needed a little creative play time. I'm still learning how to sew, but in my own way. I look at pictures of items I'd like to make and then I do. I don't use plans or patterns. I don't measure, just eye ball it. I'm a firm believer in, "if there's thread on the bobbin and spool, use it until it runs out." So often the thread I sew with doesn't match what I'm sewing. It's not hard to change a bobbin or thread a needle, so I don't know why I resist. All this often leads to less than stellar results, and sometimes products that are nothing like what I planned to do. Today was one of those days.
I planned to make a tote bag like I've done before, only this time I thought I'd put a flap on it so things wouldn't fall out if it tipped over. Because I really wanted a full peacock front and center on the bag from the patterned fabric I had, I cut the sides bigger than I normally would. I thought it would be fine, I was wrong. The bag was so big that it was too big to be a purse or tote bag, so I turned it into a messenger bag. I tried again and this time got the purse sized bag I was going for.
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