Make new friends but keep the old (May sewing)

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!

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One Response to Make new friends but keep the old (May sewing)

  1. Pingback: December Sewing: Happy Birthday Tina! « Salmon and Souvlaki

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