The scrappy project moves along slowly. After I finished the quilting on the patched piece, I thought for quite a while as to what I wanted to do with it. It wouldn’t work as a quilt, it was too much of a mish-mash. The other thing I had in mind was to do something more complex and challenging.
So, I decided to make a travel bag, for whatever I needed to travel with. It could be sewing supplies to a meeting, needlecraft for a class, or carry-on to an airplane with necessities. Now, the question was, how to do that. I did figure out a plan, and I’ll start with this post to share that. I’ll finish with a future post and show the finished project. I ordered the hardware I wanted, and it came last week, so all I need is time.
I decided on size for the overall bag and cut that piece. I also cut strap and pocket pieces.
I’ll have the outer patched piece, with the green lining as an accent.
Now for the challenging part. My design is going to go together a bit differently, and I need to finish all those raw edges first. So, I started making binding.
All together, the total strips were about 420 inches.
I began sewing the binding strips onto the individual pieces.
The idea is that the binding will become another accent, like piping.
All the sewing of the binding was done for every piece.
Yesterday, while watching TV, I began the slow stitching of all that binding to the backside of the pieces. Once I finish that, the assembly of the final design should go pretty quick. After I ordered the hardware, I contacted the company and will have a special surprise for you all on that post, so stay tuned!
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