I made a Runaround Bag for myself this past summer. Here's the link to the Lazy Girl Runaround Bag pattern.
We recently had a party at work with a gift exchange. I knew I wanted to make a gift this year, and I decided on a Runaround Bag. I found that I had some fabric, but I did have to buy a zipper for this project.
We drew names, and finding who my gift recipient would be confirmed that my stash fabrics would be perfect.
Instead of sewing one row of stitching down the center of the straps, as instructed, I edgestitched both sides of the straps.
When it came to applying fusible batting to the lining piece, I did follow the instructions this time!
I did mention in my previous post about this bag that I did not sew the final seam in one fell swoop, as instructed.
Here's a picture of how I did this: I stitched up the left side, across the top, then down almost to the zipper. I also stitched up the right side about half way. This allowed me to leave the handles laying out straight so they wouldn't be in the way of my stitching:
After that (not shown), I opened the zipper from the inside, and pulled the strap out through the zipper opening. then I finished stitching the right side and the bottom.
Here's how I restitch corners, slightly to the inside of the original seams, before clipping the corners
Back to our regular program:
Here are three pictures of the final project:
The recipient likes it, and several people guessed that I was her "secret santa."