Monday, May 24, 2010

Weekender Tote Sew along: Pockets and Lining with Magnet

Hey Everyone!
I am so excited! We are less than 2 weeks away from our Weekender Tote being complete. We are on page 7 of the Sew Spoiled Weekender Tote epattern. We will be making the interior pocket, sewing the sides of the lining and install the magnet clasp this week.
Here are some pictures from the Sew Spoiled Weekender Tote flickr group!
From Squarebag's photostream, this is Step 7, were she has pinned the base of the outer shell in place.

From Little Ditty Designs photostream! She has not only finished but added this beautiful fabric flower!

This outer shell, from EmilySue's photostream, is gorgeous!

From 9crafty11, I am so glad you join the sew along!

This is the outer shell completed by TheAccidentalCrafter! I love these colors!

From my little hedgehog's photostream, great shot of the sewing process!

My outer shell complete!
If you are having trouble sewing the through the thicknesses of this bag here are some tips.
1.)  Lengthen the stitch to 3-3.5 on your machine when topstitching. 
2.) When sewing over the straps turn the side dial so your needle does not break. 
3.) Use a strong needle in your machine, gauge 14 or 16, will make this part easier!
Also, after many were questioning the base measurements, I went back through my calculations for the base of the tote and you guys are Right!!! I am 1 inch off! It should be 5"X21" for the base of the tote. 
I have updated the epattern already!
Thank you for your pictures and comments. I am learning so much!
~Leah 

1 comment:

Mama Lusco said...

Looking good! I'm finished but out of Flickr acct space. Pattern review is on my blog here:

http://mamalusco.blogspot.com/2010/05/weekender-tote-sew-along-results.html