Okay, if you have been around for anytime at all, you know that "3-D" sewing is way out of my comfort zone. So I decided to stretch myself a little and take Jud's Bag making class as part of the Cedar City Retreat that I am teaching at. And guess what, I did it!!! And I even finished the entire purse before the end of class. Yippee!!!!
Barbara was kind enough to take the class with me and hold my hand throughout the class. I was super happy to find that things actually made sense. I think my understanding of all things sewing 3-D is growing, and I was pretty excited about that ;) Barbara got a few snapshots of me. I am glad she missed the ones of my tongue sticking out in concentration :)
When we finished the outside we hung them on the wall. It was so fun to see everyones different fabrics all in a row. I used my beautiful True Colors Damask for the outside and finally decided (thanks for the help :) on the Grey Lodge Lattice for the pocket. Barbara also choose a Joel Dewberry print. What can I say, we are huge Joel fans :)
And here is a snapshot that you might never ever see again. Yes, that is me hand stitching. Can you see how I don't even know how to hold the needle correctly. I am not a be fan of hand stitching, but luckily this stitching will never show as we were just securing the fabric where the grommets would go ;)
I opted for the grey pocket on the outside (thanks for all of the great advice) but still loved that mint, so there is a happy punch of Turquoise Lodge Lattice on the inside pocket. It just makes me smile each time I open the bag :)
I have been having so much fun stuffing it full to take to my classes. I just love it!!! And the crazy thing was, when I was done I thought, "Hey, that wasn't so bad, maybe I could make another". Yup I just might get into this whole bag making thing after all ;)
Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!
Linking this finish up to Amanda's, Sarah's, and Fort Worth Fabric's :)