Mom and Dad got me a new Brother sewing machine and I pulled it out today and sat at the kitchen table while Chris lounged on the couch reading his new George R.R. Martin book (also thanks to Mom and Dad):
Here's the bags:
You'll recognize the bag on the left from this post. I finally got around to sewing the front, back and straps together.
For the second bag, I used remnant material that my friend, Dahna, gave to me. I think it makes a very nice bag and I can't wait to hand it to a nursing home resident!
I used my new rotary cutter and cutting mat (thanks, again, to my parents!) to cut out the second bag and I loved how everything came out more evenly and how the size of the straps are better proportional to the bag. I asked for the rotary cutter and mat after Rae of Made by Rae said she likes using a mat so that the fabric lies flat and she can cut straighter lines (at least I think it was her who said that).
Since the straps are narrower, I only used one Velcro square. The smaller bag has wider straps, so, therefore, I had to use more Velcro.
What do you think? I bet nursing home residents will be very happy to receive these!
Right now, besides blogging, I'm curled up on the couch, sipping hot cocoa my sweet hubby made and am about to start studying some precal and physiology.
Next up on the sewing agenda is a bag from this book: