Saturday, July 12, 2008
As in never again will I use this dang pattern. I used Sewing Patterns for Dummies—I must dummer than a Dummie. I made this bag for my SIL, it is actually my first time using a pattern to make something. All my other bags, clothes, nursing covers, I’ve made from scratch. I started it a couple of nights ago (till 2am), then last night was up till 2am, then worked on it for about 4 hours today. Total of about 10 hours—5 of which deciphering the darn instructions…Another thing was snipping those little triangles on the curved edges—yuck yuck yuck. However, I have to say, it turned out pretty nicely!! I added a magnetic snap closure. You can’t tell, but the inside pockets have little slits for pencils. I love pockets in bags. I watched 5 episodes of Martha, So I Maried an Axe Murderer, and The Mirror Has 2 Faces—oh, maybe it took more than 9 hours.
Next, need to make myself a big bag. Something mysteriously satisfying about finishing after the sweat.