Pride Cometh Before a Fall


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Last night, I felt this overwhelming urge to continue on the AKA bag project.  Despite being a wee bit exhausted, I finished attaching the magnetic clasps and pressed on to complete the sewing of the bag lining.  Following GeGe Crochet's bag lining tutorial, I was pumped.  I measured, remeasured, added a little *just in case*, cut my fabric and headed to the ironing board and sewing machine.  It was getting late, but I was determined to finish that bag lining.

I worked until the bag was complete.  I even made my on iron-on labels and attached my label on the inside of the bag.  You should have seen me....I even did a little jig.  You should have seen her (the bag lining) looking back at me with such *pride* to be constructed so well, reinforced seams and all.  I even took a picture of her with my camera phone.

Then today I accompanied a friend out of town and since I wasn't driving I decided to handstitch this bag lining to the bag.  Only having a little sleep, I had forgotten to replace my sewing pins into my trusty little bag that always accompanies my crochet projects.  No matter, the lining was *perfect*, right?  So I started stitching it in place as I went with my transparent thread.

As we reached our destination, I realized that I was nearing the last section of the lining....only to find out that I had more fabric than I had crocheted bag.  WHAT????  See, had I pinned the lining, I would have noticed that and could have gathered the lining.  Who can gather the last 4 inches and say it looks okay?  Not me; it's the way I'm wired that won't allow me to do that.  Why did this happen?  The tutorial was perfect (thanks, GeGe); but it was the part I added *just in case* which I didn't need.  Trust the tutorial, Libby.  You've gotta trust.

So, the lining must be ripped from the bag and restitched into place using gathers or I won't be satisfied.  Like I said, it's the way I'm wired.  LOL

We're almost to the finish line, good people!

The lining has a double pocket which includes a pocket for a cell phone and 
a pocket for other things pocket-sized.

p.s.  I dropped my thrift shop sewing machine off at the sewing machine shop today.  The shop owner commented, "well, the motor runs and that's a good thing".  I should know something either way by the end of this week or the beginning of next.  Crossing my fingers.



3 comments:

  1. I'm loving that bag and the lining goes great, I've been having lining trials too with my hex bag, just wait and see! LOL

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  2. I've been in that same spot Libby. Always wanting to add extra just in case. Oh well, you will have it fixed in no time and it will look FAB!

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  3. Yay! I'm so glad that my tutorial is useful. :) Your bag turned out insanely gorgeous!! I'm also glad that my tutorial works on non-felted bags- I've not tried it yet. ;)

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