Cutting Into The Sophia

It’s no April Fools joke – I actually have all the pieces cut for my Sophia Bag!

The only thing that I didn’t do was cut the material for the piping. I decided to skip that step for now, mostly because I’m debating using a different material (a solid red) instead of using the outside material. Just a few things about this bag so far:
I didn’t use as much material as what was required. This is probably because I didn’t follow the pattern layout directions. Since both my fabrics have a directional prints, I played a lot more with my pattern arrangement – consequently, I think I ‘saved’ on fabric.
If you have a rotary cutter and a self healing mat, use them! Most of the pieces are straight cuts, thus making it very easy to use a ruler to cut out all the pieces. I think this really helped save on time (not to mention my fabrics and interfacings didn’t slip around on me, making for wonky lines).
Now I have the work of ironing all the stabilizers to the fabrics, but first off to a doctor’s appointment to see if I’ve made any progress….. Cross your fingers that this appointment goes faster than last – I sat at his office last week for 2 hours before it was my turn! This time I’m arming myself with some good sewing reading material!

4 thoughts on “Cutting Into The Sophia

  1. Anary

    I hope you are going to be back home in no time…this fabric is looking so perfect for the Sophia!

  2. Aimey

    Oh my gosh, I’m so excited for you! When is your official due date? I have to tell you, with my first I went to my appointment early in the morning and the doc told me I would be back there within 8 hours having that baby, I left the office and called EVERYBODY! Four days later I went in to be induced. Those were the longest days of my life I believe! Kudos to you for continuing to get projects started. I still have 9 weeks to go and already I feel like I need to start wrapping things up – although my very sweet 5 year old did tell me that when the baby is born she would take care of her so I could sew. I really can’t wait to see your finished Sophia -I just love the fabric choices – what a great summer bag. Good luck!

  3. MelissaB

    Hope your appt goes fast. My doctor was notorious for always being far behind. I was always there at least an hour – talk about annoying! 🙁
    Your bag is going to be so cute – love the fabric.

  4. jemima bean

    Argh. I haven’t even picked up the pattern yet! One of my local shops carries it, so I didn’t want to mail order it. I could have had it by now! LOL. Maybe I’ll have time to pick it up this weekend.
    Hope the dr. visit goes well!! When’s baby coming?

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