Sunday, 23 October 2011

My first pocket!

I know, I know a pocket isn't exactly exciting, but this was the first time I ever made one. Its not even a complicated pocket, but still I made it.

I made this little bag using the tutorial found at this flickr group It is slightly different to the little bags I've made in the past and the pockets on the outside end up sewn down by the handles.

I used and old pair of jeans for the most of it, you can see the seam down the leg showing on the horizontal line just above the pocket. Because I was using the denim for the handles I didn't want as many layers folded together as the pattern uses so I used the herringbone pattern to secure the raw seams together. I took the raw edges from both sides into the middle and sewed straight down. I think it will stop fraying and it is nice and strong.

For some reason, I didn't want to do anything complicated these last few days, so this was a nice change of direction.


Sheila said...

That is a cute bag.Nice to do something reasonably straightforward and get instant good feel factor.

Michelle said...

It's always fun to try something new AND have success with it. :-) Way to go!

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