|I love the border print for a young lady!|
|Our Granddaughter loves these Oreo Cheese Cake Cupcakes.|
Upon opening the door I was met with a sheepish smile and notification they had hit our water main. They were very nice and wanted me to know they had summoned a plumber and would take care of the repairs but they needed to turn off the water to our home. Hurriedly I drew water in a dishpan and turned off the appliances. So much for all of that! Late in the afternoon repairs were completed and they advised me to turn on the outside water and flush the air and dirt from the lines before using water inside.
Tuesday there were medical tests scheduled at 1:00 PM with special instructions for the morning so other than filling up bird feeders and like cores that day was shot too. Upon returning home around 4:00 PM. I conceded this day to be shot too! Tests were fine, just a pain to deal with.
So here is is Wednesday morning and I just completed the last of the laundry and made a quick run to the bank. I am ready to finish the girls tote and move on to other things. If you are interested in the beginnings of this projects I began on 7/30/13, started serious sewing on 8/14/13 and finished up today. Here are the 2 links back to the earlier postings for directions to make this bag: thehiddenpantry.blogspot.com/2013/07/coordinating-denium-border-print.html and thehiddenpantry.blogspot.com/2013/08/sewing-again-velcro-fasteners-starting.html
|At the starting point today one side of the strap was sewn and the other not!|
Of note is to finish the straps I go back and sew a box at the top point of attachment with a X through the center of each to reinforce them.
|Look closely and you can see the top line of stitching is just to the right of the presser foot.|
|Sew a box and a X within it. Be sure to back stitch and clip all threads. This is the view on the wrong side so you can better see the stitching.|
|I do this on all bags on all 4 straps at the point they are attached.|
|Pinch the side seam and the bottom seam together, lining the up on the wrong sides, then sew across the corner as shown on both of the bottom corners.|
|Clip the seam to open, press, then clip off the excess fabric below the seam line at the corner.|
|This gives a nice crisp finish to the bottom of the bag.|
|This says it all.|
With a warm iron turn down the top rough edge of the lining 3/8" and press all of the way around. You are folding it so the wrong sides of the material are touching. Do the same thing with the bag.
Next turn the lining so the RIGHT SIDE is inside and drop it down into the bag. Now you should have the wrong side of the lining and the wrong side of the bag touching. Match the side seams and pin them. Ease the two edges together at the top and pin them.
|I am always feeling really good about this by now! I get excited about getting the job finished!|
|I hope the recipients think she is as cute as I do!|