May 19, 2014

Bionic Gear Bag

I haven't posted for awhile.  I've been out in the yard a lot. Mulching, repotting plants and cleaning up weeds.  It has been so windy here the last few days I stayed indoors and caught up on laundry and spent some time in the sewing room. What a lovely place to be! Yes, I love-love the new sewing space!

I wanted to finish the Bionic Gear Bag I had started up at retreat.  Honestly, for me the written directions and photos were a challenge,  and I had to push myself to sit and read and re-read, and think more about what the pattern designer was trying to convey to me.  Maybe I have been quilting too much, and had forgotten about zippers, right sides of fabric, interfacings and easing in seams. 

Here is where I left off several weeks ago.

Actually the zippers were not the problem I thought they would  be. Me and the zipper foot became good friends.  It was understanding how to sew the zippers with the lining, and which side of the fabric was  supposed to face up, or down or ? 

I really was tempted to give up several times.  But, then I said to myself….Me, myself and I, have conversations about do you scrap a project, or head to the finish line no matter what!

I decided to meet the challenge!  Now, there are mistakes (yep, of course there are!) But, I'm not going to tell you what they are. Just know that after many hours, much ripping out---it is finished. I'm very pleased I didn't give up. Here are some photos of the (slow) progress.





 Finished! Bionic Gear Bag



This one is filled with  my take along sewing supplies! 

8 comments:

Patrica said...

Angie that bag is amazing! I'm so impressed I don't know what I would have done when faced with this challenge probably thrown it out the window. Good for you!

Jack Sprat said...

I just love your bag - you are so brave to attempt something so daunting and yet you have the tenacity to push your way through.
I can also see it as a travel bag for jewelry, drugs, make up. Great color choices too.

Purple Pam said...

Congrats on struggling though and finishing your great bag. It is so colorful. Your string quilt is great. Glad you had a wonderful time at your quilting retreat.

jazzydog said...

Angie. Your bionic gear bag looks just as good in the pics as in real life. Your color choices are great. Excited yo see your blog here

Claire Corry said...

Looks great I'm about to start my bag today will not give up!! Great fabric

Jacqui said...

Yours turned out beautiful! I was so glad to find your post on this bag. I was beginning to think I was the only one who found the instructions challenging.

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Tia Hegstad said...

Hi Angie.
I am glad you wrote a post about the Bionic Gear Bag, with good photos.
I'm ready to assemble the inside & outside, and have also found the instructions to be challenging.
Having seen your post, I think I understand it now. :)