One is silver and the other’s gold.
(Anyone else remember that song from Brownies?)
That’s the song that kept running through my head as I sewed this bag for my dear friend Julie, who was one of my first friends in Baltimore and now that I’ve lived here for 9 years, one of my oldest friends too.
Julie chose this fabric from my stash. This is my birthday present to her, only 7 months late! I plead Ellie as my excuse. The bag pattern itself is very simple. (It’s the same pattern that I used for Katie’s bag.) This bag was complicated because I had to piece the remnants together. So each large panel required four French seams. I also pieced together four strap pieces and then realized that I only needed two. Annoyed at myself and wanting to redeem the situation, I used the two extra strap pieces to make a bonus double pocket with Velcro on the inside. So Julie, my mistake is your gain!
I think that with the thelp of this bag, I have mastered French seams! They are a useful skill to have.
I hope you enjoy using your bag Julie. Now you just have to come over to my house to wrestle it from Ellie’s hands!