Monday, May 16, 2011

5th time is a charm? Hopefully.

Here are all my attempts so far at making a mini duffel bag.

1. Total bomb because I used thick fabric (Happy Bears Take Note) that I had vinylized and interfaced. I struggled to turn it inside out and the vinyl became all wrinkled and disgusting.

2. Ok, let's try some nylon fabric now. At first I was trying to eyeball the diameters of the sides and length of straps. I miscalculated.

3. I then realized to get the right size of the side circles I need to divide the length of the body by π ... 3.14159265 and account for seam allowances. I should have paid more attention in math class for sure!!! This one is almost good but I don't like that I can see the inside seam stitching.

4. Pretty good, but some visible fabric puckering, tsk..tsk.., but from this one I learned I want to use the thick top stitching thread with matching aqua blue zipper.

I will try one more time for the perfect mini duffel bag and then it is time to move onto something new.


Blogger DJ said...

Wow. Even your rejects look good to me! :)
That first fabric is so cute, too!

1:48 PM  
Blogger M. Patrizio said...

Thanks for your comment!

I think I will try again to do a "Happy Bears" one, but without interfacing and vinyl. I was sad that I ruined it.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Very cute! I like the sky blue zipper

5:16 PM  

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