Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sew along update - sewing stage

By the 4th week of our sew along (1 - 7 March), we are ready to assemble the exterior and lining fabrics to their base. Upon completion of this stage, you'd have both the main and the lining of the Reversible Bucket Bag ready for the last stage which is attaching the side edge binding and handles. 
My bags shell are ready for the final stage

Sewing the pieces and attaching the base was a breeze. However when I tried to put the two (exterior and lining) together, I found that whichever side was on the inside would crumple a bit. First I thought, it might be the fleece that is causing this, but even the side without the fleece would crumple if it is on the inside *sigh*
Did any of you face anything similar? or tell me what I might have done wrong..?  

Recently completed projects by our members:
Niza from Nizacraft


Here's the time-line for the sew along again:
Gather fabrics and other supplies 1 - 14 Feb (2 week)
Cut out pieces 15 - 21 Feb (1 week)
Preparing the binding, button loop, self cover button and interfacing (steps 1-4 on the instruction page) 22 - 28 Feb (1 week)  
Bag exterior and lining (steps 5-8 on the instruction page) 1 - 7 March (1 week)
Binding - top edge, side top edge and handles (steps 9 - 14 on the instruction page) 8 - 14 March (1 week)

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20 comments:

NYKOLETT said...

Sue,kak rose nak beli beg ini bila dah siap nanti ,ya!It is adorable...

Lyana@Mely said...

done..
http://lyana-adam.blogspot.com/2011/03/sew-along-progress.html

MyBotanG said...

Kak Rose - biar siap dulu iyer.. kang pasang strap senget benget x cantik.. heheheh

Lyana - thanks for the update.. all the best with the final stage.. :)

Anic said...

Hi Sue,

Mine also the same. The inside will crumple. I think memang macam ini as the inside is slightly big when it is used as inside...

MamaDaniel said...

sew sweettttttt...... :D]
saya pun dah siap potong-potong fabric,interface n fleece... tgh nak memaham instruction utk jahit plak nih... wish me luck.. ngeee :D

zu_e9 said...

ala...chanteknya beg k.su..walau blum final touch..
emm..sy br potong kain n iron interfacing tu..then dah buat bias tape tu..aduh..btul2 trick kesabaran waktu buat bias tape tu,maklumla ni first time buat bias tape sendiri...huhu..
nnti sy update ye..

MyBotanG said...

Anic - owh really?? thanks for sharing.. I don't really like to see the crumple bit on the inside.. *sigh*

MyBotanG said...

Zila - well done, update la.. at least we get to see the different stages of the process.. :) all the best with the sewing.. can't wait!!

MyBotanG said...

zu_e9 - thank you. berchenta jugak la with all the layers - batting, kain x 2 , interfacing.. but once dah jahit nampak kemas and terletak aje.. hopefully I don't mess up when attaching the bias tape nanti.. ;P

bias tape can be tricky in the beginning.. the thing is to not stretch it.. masa iron pun jangan gosok-2 but letak aje iron tu so that the shape x lari.. nnt masa jahit pun jangan tarik bias tape tu, nanti pattern nyer lari..

Suzie said...

Sue ...can i join ..heheh ...baru semalam rasa macam nak join tapi ok la tinggal nak binding je ...http://suzi3aina.blogspot.com

MyBotanG said...

thanks for joining Suzie and for the link. love your bag!!

MAK TEH said...

wow..bag ni so cantik,mine? x tau la nak siap bila.biar la,jamu mata yg lain dulu.mine slow 2x la skit,

MamaDaniel said...

cik sue.. baru update.. jemputla komen..hehehe.. :P

MAK TEH said...

Dear Sue,
I am having a tough time putting all the pieces together,help!!!!!!You're right without the batting ,it looks so stiff.

MyBotanG said...

Zila - already did. Lovely choice, thanks for the update..

Mak Teh - tell me how I can help.. which part are you having difficulty with? is it sewing the shells together or bringing the exterior and lining bag together..? or attaching the binding..?

This is a learning process, insyaallah the next one we can improve further as we already know what to expect..

Sharifah Norizan Syed A Kadir said...

su.... i pon cam mak teh... but today i try y best la... baca instruction berkali2 ni.. huhuh

all the best pah...

MAK TEH said...

putting the exterior and lining to the base,and now the binding-it's killing me!!!!hari ni dah 2/3 kali tetas binding tu..x smooth

MyBotanG said...

Pah - hope you got it.. all the best..

Mak Teh - I saw your bag shells, for a first timer, they very superbly done.. well done.. hope you managed to get the binding right..

theoretically you can't stretch the bias tape while attaching, that will cause them to lose the original shape and crumple when turned.

Mila@Rimbun said...

I like the green polkadot... nice fabric combo

MAK TEH said...

thanks Sue,I am trying..trying..dah lebu dah bias tape tu...kena buat yg lain...

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