Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another Success!

So, I've been on some medication for the past 4 days that has been keeping me up late at night. And rather than just sit in front of the TV and waste away the time, I've actually been productive, on top of still being sick. How, I don't know, and I'm sure it will catch up with me soon...

Anyway, tonight, I wanted to attemp to make a bag more like a heavy duty book bag, or daiper bag type of project. Since I had enough of the same fabric left over from my other bag, I thought I would use some of it to create this! I'm completely happy with how this bag turned out, yet there are a few things I would change about it...

1. The height of the bag came out to be only 10" and I would have preferred at least 14" so I'll be sure to cut differently next time!

2. The "base" part of the exterior doesn't quite match up on both sides, one side is shorter than the other, but I know that with experience will come a better match up.

3. The cutting and ironing were TEDIOUS!! While it took me the same amount of time to sew this bag as the last one, I felt like I spent most of my time actually cutting the fabric and piecing it together. Again, I know experience will help this out.

Other than that, I love how it turned out! I'll probably be using this as my Bible Study bag for small group, or my craft bag for my scrap weekend coming up seeing as the width was a perfect fit for Caleb's album!

Outer front of bag

Inside look at bag, there is one pocket on each side (I haven't overcome my fear of doing inner pockets all the way around yet, maybe in the near future!)

Only becuase I've had a few ask, I'm not sure when I will be putting any of the bags up on my website or what the cost will be. I'm still trying to figure out the time committment of making a single bag, and really want to price fairly, so give me a little bit of time to think on this. In the mean time, if you are interested in possibly purchasing one for yourself or as a gift, just e-mail me!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!

1 comment:

Self Family said...

Awesome Bags Jill!!! So talented.