Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I did it! I can say that I made the Amy Butler messenger bag and survived. Here is my daughter modeling her bag, the one that she will use every day for the rest of her life. She picked the fabric and she loves it. I'm here to tell you that it was quite the pattern to master. I use "master" lightly because I do not know if I could make one again.
My tip for this bag is to definitely use the mid-weight decorator fabric. I used a heavier decorator fabric and that proved quite difficult to stitch through the many layers. Instead of using interfacing it is lined with canvas between the exterior and interior. Three zippered pockets, a divided tool pocket and more. Whew! I would like to remember how it was made, but I think I've blocked it out.
I'm off to class today to try my hand at a different bag. I've been up since 6:00 am cutting out pieces (a bit last minute in the homework department). Can't wait to show you!
Thank you for all your kind words yesterday. It was very comforting for my daughter and I to read through your encouraging comments. She is feeling better today and I'm certain will sleep better tonight. God is good, of this I'm certain.