Soggy Bottom…

Finally managed to finish my slate frame bag today – but it took most of the day again! First I attached the shoulder straps to each side of the bag – making sure they were at the same distance, and of the same length, on both sides. Then I pinned and sewed on the lining to the top of each side of the bag.

Once the lining had been attached to both sides – the two sides of the bag are opened up and the right sides placed together. I then stitched these together leaving one end (lining end) open. Then bag was then turned in the correct way before stitching the lining to the base of the bag. I then topstitched around the top edge of the bag to keep the lining in place.

And there you go – a weekend of sewing and a functional bag to boot. It is very large, not very pretty, especially with the off pink bedsheet lining – but it will make my life a lot easier – and I doubt anyone would want to bag snatch it! The big plus though is that it cost a fraction of the price of the shop bought counterpart!


About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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