You are going to start thinking this is a pattern review blog, but it isn't...I've just been in the mood for little projects and went on a little pattern buying spree..ok only 2 patterns :o) but for me that’s a lot!
I think I get sucked in by the colours of other people work and I’m always intrigued to see how something is put together. If I can’t work it out from the picture then it plays on my mind until I give in and pay to find out. Sad I know, but it’s cheaper than shoes and makeup :o)
So this is the Sew Together Bag. A rather clever number with 4 zips. Now before you go running for the hills at the sheer mention of zips, let me tell you that bit was easy. The construction of all the zips and panels is quite straight forward…it’s making the whole thing 3D that had me scratching my head. But after a cup of tea and reading the words rather than looking at the diagrams I got it in the end and I’m quite surprised at how professional I managed to get this one to look.
If/when I make another there are just a couple of changes I would make. Firstly I’d make the binding a little wider as I found it was just a bit too tight a fit to get around all those layers and secondly I’d use a finer interfacing or even no interfacing for the side panels. There was quite a bit of thickness to sew through in some of the steps and I think that might make it easier for my poor old machine :o)
The construction is quite clever and I love the finish result, but I think the pattern lacked in pictures… I’m not being harsh, it’s just my observation.
Until next time...♥