First I crushed on this fabric I found at the local Joann Fabric and Craft store:
And then I finally got to play 'for real' on my darling new machine!
And here is the first bag I have made that I am actually proud of!!
The lining is fabric I thrifted at the local Unique.
Here are some of the firsts I accomplished with this project:
1. Actually cutting and preparing a project in advance!
2. Pin tucks
3. Inserting a snap
4. Making a pocket
5. Sewing a yoke
6. Mastery of attaching strap between lining and outer...
Suffice to say I am pretty happy...and although it has been quite a stressful few weeks, finishing this projected lifted so much! As much as I want to sew sew sew more, I have to crochet a scarf for my dad and rest for yet another work day!