I finished my second project of 2013. In my 2012 recap (here), this is what I called the "cute little purse project" (click here for the link):
In part one (click here), I got as far as stitching the outside layer of the handles:
In part two (click here), I whined about hand stitching, which I did mostly to keep the fabric in place for top-stitching:
All that was left was to top-stitch the edges where the lining meets the outside fabric. This was accomplished by keeping the lining pulled away from the fold, like this:
I learned the hard way to stitch the handle loops from inside the loop, like this:
Here's one side of the finished bag:
You can see the lining of the finished bag here:
Here's how the bag looks when being carried, but please ignore the orange flash shadow behind the left side of the bag:
As I may have mentioned before, this bag is better suited to less bulk than the fusible fleece PLUS the upholstery weight fabric I used.
Do you like this type of bag? D you like these colors? If you were to make this bag, what would you do differently?