Hey gang! :)
Had enough of those pesky mandalas yet? ;) Today I though I’d post about something entirely different.
Remember a while ago I was knitting a project bag using a pattern that looks a lot like faire isle knitting? (see one of the images in my blog’s header)
Well, last week I finally got around to finishing the darn thing! :) It was almost finished really, all it needed was a border to attach the handles to, so I sat down and just, well, finished it :P (interesting story here, don’t cha think?)
Anyhoo, so my sister-in-law mentioned that I was sewing in my linings all wrong. Yup. And she went to school for it so I guess she knows what she’s talking about ;) So I invited her the other day to come over and show me the proper way of sewing a lining into a bag! :)
She brought interfacing and batting with her for me to use. So professional!
After an afternoon of sewing, ripping apart sewn together pieces of fabric and batting (oh yes, there was a lot of that going on!) and cursing my sewing skills and the machine, it was finished! :)
And here’s the lining! All professionally sewn in, so there’s no visible sewing on the outside of the bag. I didn’t do it 100% correctly though (and it still eludes me as to how this happened) but if you look closely you can see where I zigzagged the batting to the lining. Yeah. That’s not supposed to be showing…
And there you have it people; one finished knit & lined project bag that took me almost 4 (FOUR!!!) months to finish! ;)
I used a pattern from this designer on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/patchworksbydebi-web-site
The pattern seems to have vanished from her library… That’s what you get when you take so long to complete something so simple :PThe pattern’s back online again, here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pointillism-project-bag
Right, I’m off to create more stuff for the upcoming craft fair. (only three more weeks! Eek!)