So, I made a bag today. It's a Wrap it up bag, from Penny at Sewtakeahike.
Now, I will start by telling you that this pattern is great! The mistakes are entirely my doing.
For starters, the pattern calls for quilting weight cotton. I didn't use that. I used some Essex Linen, some Echino linen cotton blend, and some canvas. Here is a close up of the Essex and the Canvas.
Originally I was going to use only these two, but at the last minute I thought I should add a little punch of colour.
So the first mistake happened when you have to pull the lining through the handles. It didn't work, probably because the fabric is way heavier than what is supposed to be. I tried really hard to make it work. So hard that I ripped the linen. Like really ripped it. I fixed it by adding a little bit of Echino in the handle instead.
Fun right?? I am soooo glad that I decided to rip it : )Even though I cursed when it happened. I have forgiven myself because of the result.
Next mistake ... the strap that wraps it up?? Well clearly I should have made it longer to account for the thicker fabric. Result?? You have to roll that bag sooooo super tight or else it won't work. Next bag, I will make sure that I make it longer.
Overall, I am super happy with the result!!
I made this bag to swap ... but I don't want to send this one, I want to keep it for myself. So, I guess I will see lots of these in my future!!