Here you can see my first attempt at free motion quilting. (I will say a little bit about that on another post) I had SO much fun free motion "stitching" I guess I should call it. Did you know you do not have to be quilting to do some free motion stitching? (I did not know that-but I might be the only one!)
I made a 2nd bag, this time for a friend. I wanted to add some things that I WISH I had put on my bag.
1. A zipper inside to hold personal items. There was still room left for 2 big pockets on either side of the zipper and pockets all the way around.
2. A hook for keys! A must!!
3. A magnetic snap
4. a mini pocketbook (tutorial from the blog Insatiable Need )
I love this mini pocketbook. It was so easy to make.
I will be making this purse again and will do a few more things to improve it. I want to use a stiffer interfacing. I just used fleece for this bag b/c I like the soft feel. But, I now realize that I want that stiffer feel so it will stand up. I think a zipper is ideal for this bag and maybe even some feet. If I want feet, I think I'll have to add a board in the bottom.
It is fun to experiment and to learn new things.
It was my first time doing a number of things on this bag.
*First magnetic snap
*First button closer
*First inside zipper in a bag
*Also added a little white flower trim in the middle
Please leave a comment if you love bags as much as I do or if you have any tips. Thanks!
Grace and Peace~