A Present I Should Keep For Myself

Between making the modifications that I mentioned in yesterday’s post and burning the midnight oil, I was able to finish my large swap item…..

Eliminating most of the zippered pockets and the interlining (which requires basting canvas to all the pieces of the bag) saved quite a bit of time. Overall the bag itself is soft and not as stiff as the original version, but the firmness of the exterior (it’s a stiff twill) helps give the bag lots of support.

The lining is a bit on the thin side and if I had to do it again, I would have selected something firmer or at least interfaced the pieces – it sags a bit because of the heaviness of the hanging tool pocket.

I added a few purchased items to finish this gift off – a pen and pad and some “Crafty Girl” mints. Now I’m thinking that I need to make one of these for myself……
Don’t forget today is the LAST day to enter the Jalie pants pattern giveaway!

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