"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Success!

2nd attempt - much better!  Thanks to those of you that gave suggestions, or sent a little bit of support my way.  Always nice to hear from you.


This one pleases me.  I have a recipient in mind, so hope it pleases her too.


Things I did different from the first:
I pre-washed my fabrics.  I bought different interfacing - not as heavy.  I was initially going to adhere it to the lining fabric only, but I did not feel that it was stiff enough.  So, I put it on both pieces of cotton.  The stiffness is just perfect, without any creases or bubbling of the fabric.  I also put pull tabs at each end of the zipper.  And, I made sure the handle was at the top of the bag - top being at the zipper pull.

So - I am happy now.  It's a good thing.  :)

13 comments:

Dorothy said...

Hooray - what a cute little bag. I love the combination of the birdhouse fabric and the checks. Cute, cute cute!

Judy S. said...

It looks great! Cute little birdhouses too. Good job.

Artseycrafts said...

Looks great! I thought your first bag also looked good but I am glad you are happier with this one.

Monika said...

It looks perfect!

Karen said...

Excellent bag! You did a great job.That fabric is so cute too.

Lisa said...

Love the colors on this one! Glad you were able to fix the problem.

Erica said...

Fantastic! Glad it worked out for you this time around :)

Laura said...

Wow, it looks great and you should be so proud of only your second effort!

Rebecca said...

Cute bag! Wish I could make myself self sew again. Happy Birthday, Kathy!

sue said...

Happy B-Day! Great bag - I am starting to sew again also! What interfacing did you switch to that gave such excellent results?

Elaine said...

Happy Belated Birthday Kathy! Hope you had a nice day! Love your new bag! That fabric is adorable! Is there anything that you can't do???!! ;o)

KnittySue said...

Awesome bag..and Hope your B-day was a great one.

Melissa said...

I love it!! It work fabulous!! Thank u so much for the gift! Also I have turned the heal on my second sock so almost done! There are defiantly my therapy socks! Helping me through the bad times!!