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Thursday, March 18, 2021

BAILEY ISLAND HOBO BAG - PART 2

  I have been doing a little sewing and here is a picture of the material that I picked out for my bag.


I have to make a lot of strips and what you do is take your strip of material and put your strip of batting on top of that and fold it over to meet in the center and then fold over again.  Then you have to sew down the whole tube.  That makes it four layers of batting and two layers of material that you are sewing through. 


It took a little time to get them started and get into a rythum that worked for me so they were all coming out to close to the exact same size.  I have some finished but I still have lots to go.  It is sort of a mindless sewing once you get the hang of it.  The material is thick so I started out with a heavy 16 denim needle and it just pounded my machine with every stitch it made.  Then I removed this needle and used a lighter thinner needle and this helped a lot.  It glided through all the layers much easier.  Here is what I have been working on.


.  This is a close up of what the finished tubes look like.


Here is what I have finished so far.




I still have more to sew and I want to wait until I am finished and then decide how I am going to lay out the colors.  Also I am not sure if I am going to use all of the black.  It stands out more prominent.  Just have to wait and see.  If I separate the colors then it would soften that black some I think.  Once I get this finished, things should go pretty fast.  The bag won't need a lining and it will be as pretty on the inside as on the outside.  I am loving it so far!!  What do you think?



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