So, it’s the 7th of December, Happy Birthday to this goof ball! 8 years old and he acts like he’s 3.
I have already completed my OMG for December! I didn’t plan to finish it this early, but since I can’t knit on a shawl without yarn, I am finished with Christmas hats, and I didn’t have the next clue for the Mystery, I decided it was time to sew. Sew I did.
I had this black print in the stash since summer, it was a great priced remnant that followed me home. I thought I would use it to make bags or cases, and when I decided to make the Amethyst Bag, it was the perfect amount!
But it’s not a perfect sewing job, although it does the job it’s meant to do. Store and transport projects to classes or sewing get-togethers. I altered the elastic loops to accommodate large and small spools, the original just has loops for pens/marker tools. I also added a vinyl pocket because I was out of mesh. Since I don’t foresee needing mesh in the future I didn’t want to buy a package for such a small piece. The last alteration was to add a luggage sleeve so I could slide it on to the handle of my machine case to keep it from falling off.
I wish now I had put Peltex in all 4 edges. The pattern has it only in the bottom edge. When open the 3 sides sag. Another thing I would change, is to make it with bindings around the top and bottom panels. Their method involved sewing right sides together and turning everything right side out. So tedious and messy. I would much prefer wrong sides together and then bind the raw edges. Like I did with BioGirl’s case. I would say, there’s always the next one, but I doubt I will be making it again, so food for thought.