With the rain coming down at a steady pace, 3 children at home, and my hubs gone, I decided what a perfect day to be creative. So I pulled out my drawing and started mapping my path on fabric. I posted a picture on Facebook for my friends to try to guess what I was in the process of making.
Stacey guessed correctly but I'd definitely say Katie & Kate had some neat ideas. Perhaps next time around I'll make this into an apron. I ended up with a crossbody backpack. My first try it's "eh" I like how the ruffles turned out but there is plenty wrong with it that makes it not marketable until the kinks are ironed out, literally.
- No interfacing next time around. It made a bag that is supposed to be breeze and free, too stiff.
- Figure out the ruffles at the box stitch, the ruffles missed the stitching and now I'll have to hand-stitch them in place now.
- Use a different closure, though the drawstring might be OK if I don't use interfacing next time.
- Maybe instead of making a backpack I'll make a shoulder bag.
- Celtic knot didn't turn out like my instructions said it would. Boo!
|the bag finished, the ruffles were the best part of it all|
|The drawstring, this nylon rope doesn't work well with interfaced fabric|
|The Celtic knot started out on the right foot, or some I thought!|
|The "Celtic" knots that just turned out to look like a regular knot|