It took me a long time to finish. Not because it was hard but because I wanted it to be perfect and I was scared of mucking it up. So its been sitting, half finished in my sewing room for the last couple of months until I finally plucked up the courage to finish putting it together and as it turns out I had nothing to worry about.
I did make a few little changes/additions:
- I used light weight interfacing on all the outside pieces of the bag.
- I used heavy weight interfacing in the handle. (If you're like me and hopeless at sewing handles, a good tip is to use applique adhesive which will stop the layers from moving as you sew).
- I opted for a cell phone pocket rather than the square pocket, using this tutorial.
I had also planned on sandwiching the handle between the layers rather than sewing it on afterwards but once I'd sewn my outside pieces together I noticed that my side seams didn't quite match up and sewing the handles on the outside covers that up nicely, phew.
Its definitely not a very practical bag because of its size (who needs practical anyway?) but I just love how it turned out! Now all I need to do is plan a night out so that I can use it.
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