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!