Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sugar & Spice Sew Along - Next to last week!

I hope by now you have started your purse, and maybe even finished it!  Mine is about 90% completed, just need to sew the turning hole, attach the straps, and put in the bottom stabilizer piece!  It's so close I have already started planning my next project!

If you haven't gotten finished yet, you should work on attaching the inside to the outside.  Take your time to make sure you don't have extra fabric stuck in your seams (like I did) and that you sew all the way up to the edge of your piping (After 3 times of sewing, I finally did!)  I flipped mine in and out a few times to check before the final flip and press.  Take your finger along the inside to push out the seam and check for where it might have shifted or bunched.  I suggest doing this BEFORE sewing the turning hole.

After you have it flipped and pressed and are happy with how it looks, go ahead and sew the hole shut.  I like to use a ladder stitch, but even your sewing machine will be fine since you stick the bottom stabilizer in and it will hide that stitching!  I don't like things getting caught under that piece, so I think I will skip it this time.

(Inside before pressing and sewing the turning hole shut.  Almost finished!!)

Don't forget to add your finished bag to the photo group for a chance to win fabulous prizes (free patterns!)

I also decided to skip the inner zippered pocket this time since I just want to finish this purse and get on to the next one (already have the fabric and pattern!)  If anyone was really looking forward to a guide on that, let me know and I can give you some basic instructions on the welt style pocket.  (It's my new favorite pocket - although saying I have a 'favorite pocket' is kind of strange...)

Check out Marilyn's blog to see her amazing bag! Shades of Bold

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