• Enchanted

    O.K. I got a bag finished. I posted pictures below. Here is my take. It did take a while to iron all of the strips. I used different zigzag widths sewing the strips together (no one could tell with the pattern I used), but as Rob says 4 is the best. I don’t know if it was mentioned, however after cutting the top even, stay stitch at the top. Because even if you back stitched, it will be gone and I found some of the strips were coming undone. I was going to use a bias maker but found since I had already cut them strips 2 1/2″, it wouldn’t work. Next time though I will use the bias makers.

    I laminated the inside. It was a pain as I had to cut and piece some of it, but all in all I will be able to wipe it down. When I made the box corner, I did it to the outside, folded it up and as one person had suggested, sewed a nice colorful button on each side. I was going to make a button hole, which would have taken it to another level, but with the laminate it was a pain. I probably stitched at the top on the handle more then suggested, however I can carry a lot of things in this bag and wanted to be extra careful about the handle being able to withstand the weight.

    Bottom line. My daughters will either want this bag or want me to make one for them. That is a success.

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