the MONDO Bag! (not quite done)
|Fitting the lining... still needs straps and pockets -|
|The Michigan ladies all made one and I had to make one for myself. This thing was holding a lot of stuff.|
I picked up a batik strip set at Erica's on the way home... You know the part of the pattern where it implores you to "Read ALL instructions first?!" wehell... I tried but didn't quite get it all. This increased the level of difficulty quite a bit. Loved the fusible piecing - made that part of it really easy and hard to bungle.
|Some of the strips cut down to 2.5" squares.|
|Adding 2.5" squares to the fusible... all the work that goes in to making it look random...|
|All four fused 'gridded' panels...|
|Just previewing how it will be sewn together.|
This shows the four panels after fusing but before being sewn.
|This is where it was really fun. You just keep folding over the sewn part |
and sew the new seam. Really fast. You do the short seams
and then the long, then clip and press.
|One of the gridded panels partially sewn.|
|After the panel has been sewn.|
|The cool square bottom after sewing the bottom edges of the four panels together.|
|Had to go back and repair this seam. I am not sure what I did the first time.|
This looks bad but it lays flat now.
|The lining coming together. This fabric is to die for.|