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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Winner Winner Fabric Dinner! (And a finish!)

The Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day (week) is officially over. Thanks for all you comments and visits! It was wonderful to read them and to earn 30 new followers! Thank you all. And now for the winner of the little fabric stash builder I offered:

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Now, if you entered the giveaway, you know that I'm a new blogger. So, I was pretty excited to figure out how to use the famous "Mr. Random". I was bummed to realize that my comments were not numbered. Note to self: Learn how to make numbered comments prior to the next giveaway. Luckily, I didn't have to count too high.

Edited: Ok, didn't quite figure out how to make "Mr. Random" appear on the blog correctly, you'll have to trust me that he picked 44.

#44 Congrats to SewGirl that said "I love tutorials, but also am interested in beautifully done items, no matter what the medium."

Me too Sewgirl! And I actually had a finish this week, so here is the quick and dirty on my Bye Bye Love bag. This pattern is the January Bag of the Month. I do realize it's almost June...no comments on my slowness please :)

So the bag is awesome...once you get past that main zipper install. I will admit, I had to scratch my head several times. The first side installed very easily, but the second side seemed impossible...it's not. It just took some finagling around the bag and some hand sewing where the side seams meet the zipper top. The pockets on the front are my favorite feature. Adds some style and fits my phone perfectly!!! I love having a set place to put my phone. I used fusible fleece to line the exterior and shape flex for the lining. It has just the right "slouchiness" to it. Still good shape, but not as much as Soft and Stable gives. I like a little slouch. Aside from the zipper, my only problem was with the handle tabs....here's a close up
Those tabs...are not identical. And they look slightly different than the ones on the other side too. I even redid 2 of them,...a minor imperfection....I'm trying to get over it.Trying...trying....


Front

Back

Inside...complete with cat hair (sighs)...added a zippered pocket instead of a second patch pocket

Front snap pockets....LOVE!!!

Super fun handles, look like piping, but really just folded in half and stitched down, also LOVE!

Hope everyone had a great week, I know I got a little overwhelmed with all the giveaways, but I also found lots of new blogs to follow. The inspiration never ends!





1 comment:

  1. Good to hear your feedback on the bag of the month pattern.
    All good sewing includes a little (or a lot) of cat hair... I usually have cat-pany when sewing so keeping cat hair off is quite a challenge, especially when the furries think I want them ON my project.

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