|Denim Button Bag|
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy to follow. I looked at the pictures a few times just to get my baring but for the most part it was easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the clear directions. Nothing tricky. Also I liked the style of the bag I chose. The size was perfect.
Denim from JoAnns
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't like the way the facing/ upper band was put together so I sewed the upper band lining to the lining and sewed the lining together, leaving an opening at the bottom. Then attached the upper exterior facing to the bag.
|Bag is press and ready to attach lining|
|Lining is prepared and bottom is left open|
|Press all seams open and finish inside seams|
|Insert lining into bag wrong sides up|
|Match up the edges before sewing together|
|Sew the Lining to the bag to the top seam line|
|Pull bag through lining opening at the bottom|
|Once lining is pulled through then tuck it into the bag|
|Smooth out the lining and now press the top seam flat|
This allowed for a much smoother look and ease when sewing such a heavy weight fabric.
I finish everything else as directed.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have made this bag several times and still love it. I'd would strongly recommend it to others.
Great cute bag that's easy to make. I'd like to add; it is a great book bag too.
Let me know what you think of this bag and if you've made it let me know any tricks you'd like to share.