Set the bag exterior aside.
Such an innocuous little statement in Elizabeth’sÂ Sewing Circle Tote instructions.
DO YOU HAVE ANY FREAKIN’ IDEA HOW HARD IT WAS TO GET THIS BAG TO THIS POINT?!?!?!
OMG. Thank goodness my Bernina 710 can handle stitching through nearly a half inch of cotton canvas, webbing, denim, layers of cotton fabrics, and ByAnnie’s Soft and StableÂ to wrestle this bag into submission. I feel like I had a gym workout this morning.
I don’t know if I am going to feel like this bag was worth the effort. I am not even sure why I got excited about making it. And for sure I think my version of patchwork pockets suck. But then, we all know quilting is not my forte, amiright?
I can’t even remember how many hours it took me to cut out all the various pieces, but pretty sure it occupied the better part of 2 evenings. Hint # 1â€”any sewing project that takes days to cut out is not likely to provide sufficient enjoyment:effort ratio.
Sigh. Hint # 2â€”any sewing project that produces shouting and swearing is not likely to provide sufficient enjoyment:effort ratio. Sorry.
But now that I have this much into it I am going to finished the g.d. thing and see if I even like using it. Assuming I do find a use for it. My original thought was to use it to haul stuff to my sewing retreats. We’ll see.
Are you sewing on something enjoyable today? Do share! 🙂 Or send dark chocolate STAT!