Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lola's Mystery Bag Sewalong continued

I finally managed to catch up with the Mystery Bag from Lola at http://lolaagain.blogspot.com/. Last night I cut and ironed interfacing like a mad person and then, rather late, started sewing. I am delighted that I am now up to date.

This is where I am at the moment. The lining is done, complete with pocket sewn in as well as the flap with the male part of the magnetic snap inserted. My thoughts so far? Lola gives GREAT instructions! Clear and easy to understand. Lola has posted several free tutorials on her blog and I highly recommend all of them.

The cutting took quite a while. Lola has managed to squeeze this large bag into 1 yard of fabric and even gave us the layout of the pattern pieces to ensure 1 yard is enough. What I forgot is that I work in meters, not yards. This made my layout a bit different. I had to convert everything to centimeters, make the pattern pieces and then do the layout on my meter of fabric. The bag also cleaned out my little stash of interfacing! It is quite a large bag, in fact, the largest I have ever made so I am quite excited to see the end result.