After weeks of sewing machine intimidation, I finally buckled down and completed my first ever crocheted bag! I am so very proud of myself for doing this. It’s not perfect, but I love it! My bag has been completed for a while now, the crocheting part anyway. I had everything I needed to get it fully done, but my fear of my sewing machine has kept me away. I finally decided to just get over it and after a few trials (and more than a few ruined pieces of fabric), it’s done.
My wife and I went to Michael’s over the weekend and they had a ton of fat quarters on sale for $1. I went a little crazy while my wife was down another aisle and I stocked up on the lovely array of fabric they had. The pic below shows a few of the ones I was considering for the bag lining. I purchased the handles online from superbuzzy.com They have great fabric and accessories.
I chose the cute plaid patterned fabric for my lining since the green stripes matched the handles the most. And, after hours spent searching for tutorials on lining a bag, and watching endless videos that only left me more confused than when I started, I found this little gem!! She should have labeled her post, Sewing a Bag Lining for Dummies.. it was that easy to follow. Thank you Futuregirl for an amazingly easy tutorial!
And this is what the final piece looks like:Yay Me!