My second Sew Together Bag is finished, just in time. In a few days, my sewing room is going to turn into a guest room, so my sewing had better be out of the way until after Christmas. This second bag turned out pretty well. I used a thicker fusible batting in it, and it is a bit stiffer than the first one I made. Also, I oriented my exterior fabric more successfully, so the little bird on a branch is better showcased. Aw, isn't he cute?
The inside zippers were a breeze. The binding is tricky to sew on because the fabric layers are so thick. The longer outside zipper is tricky to put in, again because the fabric is thicker and you have to turn the binding over and stitch it by machine. The end tabs are horrible to put on and stitch down.
All in all, I am super pleased with this second bag. After I made the first one, I think I said I wasn't sure if I had another one in me. I feel the same way about making a third one.
The results are adorable, super functional, and people seem amazed by them. They are time consuming and very fiddly to make however.
But gee, look how cute the inside is....