SEW Hip! Pretty Petals Bag (issue 25) is completed!
I bet you thought I had forgotten all about this SEW Hip! project.
Well you wouldn't to be too far off the mark.
Moving messes with your sewing mojo, especially if you don't bother
unpacking your 'work' boxes until last.
I found the pattern, and got cracking with it on Friday.
As the Pretty Petals Bag isn't my first attempt at a SEW Hip Bag,
I thought I would make things interesting for myself by using velvet.
What a pain that proved to be!
From start to finish, this 'stuff' gave me the run around.
How on earth do you stop it moving about when you cut & sew it ?!!
what's with the constant fraying?
It might look & feel nice but it should have a warning label!
Velvet vagaries aside…
the SEW Hip! pattern is very easy to follow
but I am not sure if the measurements in the pattern are correct;
especially for the template provided.
The bag panel template provided by SEW Hip!
looks considerably smaller than the bag in the finished photo.
Add 'craft fleece'
and the chances of adding double pleats & bag handles placed 8cm from the closure panel sides are greatly diminished.
If you want a bag that is.
Maybe the problem lies with my interpretation of 'craft fleece'.
I used what I had (Pellon Fusible Wadding) which is thick.
I should have used something much thinner.
instead of double pleats I used one set, and I placed the bag handles on by eye.
no real damage
done in the end.
To complete my SEW Hip! Pretty Petals Bag
I dug out the Sweet Meadow Rose I made a few weeks back.
I added a brooch pin & lace to finish the look.
So here is my latest SEW Hip! addition!
what do you think ?
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