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!

 

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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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