|Dug out the pictures of the other flap I made....|
Step 4 - Tab Closure
For this step, make sure you follow your seam allowance and take your time on the curves so it looks nice and even! If you find you have trouble with this, go ahead and draw a line on the wrong side of your fabric to help guide your sewing! I absolutely love my frixxon pen for this, and since it's on the backside of the fabric, I don't have to worry about it every coming back in cold weather!
Step 5 - Adjustable Strap
Check out Christine's instructions HERE for a guide on making adjustable straps!
Step 6 - Wrist Strap
Pretty self explanatory in the pattern, but if you get stuck, we are here to help you out! The sew along group should be getting more active as we all get further into the pattern!
This is going to be the first part that really needs some attention to detail if you want it to look awesome! The double stick tape that is mention in the pattern is amazing stuff, but if you don't have it, I'd suggest either a glue stick (be careful to only get it in the seam allowance) or maybe some other type of temporary adhesive that will not gum up your sewing machine. It can be done without, but pinning through the Decovil and other thick stabilizers is part of the reason my needles are not straight anymore. (sewing 'over' them is also part of the reason my needles aren't straight...)
Step 7 - Making the flap
|Even the ones that look mostly straight really aren't...and I toss the really bad ones into a pill bottle!|
I'm almost caught up on my orders, so I'm going to finally be able to post my in progress pics soon!!
Try to get as far as you can, hopefully Thursday I'll be able to get the next few steps going and we can knock out the exterior this week!