Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Simplicity 2685




Denim Button Bag


Here is another review on a very popular bag for me. I love this bag and just wanted to share a review with you :)





Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?


Yes it did. I think it was much cuter once it was completed





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.


Fabric:
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.

Conclusion: 
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.

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