One quick announcement, if you post your finished Ellen's Esplanade on Instagram and use the #sewalongcwd you will have a chance to win a free pattern!! If you aren't on instagram, go ahead and post it on the event or in the main FaceBook group and Christine will be able to post it for you!
Back to the sew along...
First, get the strap out of the way. This is an easy step that is fast and nice to have done.
|Swivel clips from Emmaline Bags - pretty and solid!|
Then we are going to sew the side pockets. My favorite tool for poking out the corners is this thing I found at Joann's. I call it my 'pokey-out' tool. I'm pretty sure that's not the official name...but when it goes missing and I I ask my kids to help me find it, they know what I mean. ;) (Found it on Amazon, can't remember if this is the right brand, but it looks right!)
|Look at the pretty topstitching...if I had tried contrasting thread you can bet it would look like I was sewing during a hurricane...|
|Leather punch tool that I acquired it from my husband...I'm going to blame the beat up condition on him.|
|That's MY hammer...I have to hide it so it doesn't go missing!|
|I'm using the small rivets, which just barely are long enough. I think I'll have to go up a size for the corner rivets!|
|Pocket is pinned in place and ready to sew!|