Today, for the first time, I made not one, but two tote bags. After two days at the sewing shop I was able to do all the process without Alexandra’s help. At the beginning I wasn’t so confident, but step by step, I figured I was able to remember all the techniques.
After Alexandra and I decided the measurements, I started to draw the model on the fabric. For the first time I used chalk (but I heard that the pencil is better) for creating the pattern. I then cut the fabric, set the pins and started the whole process all over again for the inside of the bag.
I worked the two bags at the same time and it finally felt like I was working in a sewing shop. And it was great!
Although I knew all the process by heart, it was something new that I had to try: creating an interior pocket. I had seen the model at other bags, I could imagine how it should be done, but this time I had to make one by my own. I tried my technique, but Alexandra had to stop me and put me on the right track.
So, that’s how a pocket should look like before it would be attached on the interior fabric of the bag.
It all went so well that I was kind of finishing my project for the day in almost five hours.
Before the last stitches I went for a break. I love to spend some minutes on the balcony. I like to eat there, to watch the people that are walking down the street and to clear my mind for a while.
So, after I recharged my batteries, I proudly finished the job.
Now I feel ready to sew a bag on my own. I think that’s my next mission for the weekend.