|Wooden Spools Are No Longer Made So I Collect Them, Just Because I Like Them!|
They were out of white blanket binding but thanks to a gal named Johnnie I was able to order on a rain check and get the 1/2 off sale price. She made me a "come again" shopper with this customer service action! Special thanks to Johnnie.
|The fuzzy side of Velcro.|
|The looped side.|
I have collected almost a gallon jug full of wooden spools. Not because they are worth anything but because I like them. The new and improved plastic ones do not endear me a bit. But, I can still see my Dad, when as a little girl, he made little toys for me from wooden spools as we both sat in the living room of my Grandmothers house, now all long gone except in my memories.
|My Button collection needs work. There are many waiting to join these!|
Now, back to the boarder print bag. When last I worked on this I had cut 2 panels for the bag and 2 panels for the lining, all the same size. I had found trim for the straps and handles that coordinate.
My rule of thumb is 4 times the top to bottom measurement of one panel of the bag plus 24" x 's 2 for the handles. But for this project (and for some others I have done) this measurement is DOUBLED.
Now sew the 2 pieces of braid together wrong sides together lengthwise.
|This is how I pin and sew the strapping.|
|I sew about 1/16th " from the edge and cross across the strap 2" from the top edge of the bag and come down 1 /16th " from the other edge.|