In my last 5 on a Friday I talked about some of the things I do wrong when it comes to sewing. One of things I said I wanted to do more of to help me improve my skills was to have a go at more of the fabulous tutorials that there are available.
So I tackled the Fairly Bucket Bag by Kirsten from Sew mamma sew
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I was so happy with how my bag turned out, what do you think?
I definitely feel happier about adding internal pockets to bags that I make and hopefully will do a better job.
I really enjoyed following this tutorial, it was a fantastic way to learn and I can use that knowledge when I am designing my own things.
Ok so what went well?
I manage to sew a fabulous bag! My sewing is improving and I am getting neater.
What didn't go as well?
I did mess up a few things and ended up making my bag smaller as I had to trim it down because of my rubbish cutting skills and somehow I ended up putting more eyelets in.
I also only had a certain amount of the fabulous deer print fabric and in addition to that I didn't plan out the pattern of the fabric very well. So what I initially planned to be the front of the bag, ended up being at the back as I wanted the cute deer in glasses more visible, this means the internal pocket is at the front of the bag rather then the back. Well I could have it either way I just need to change where the chord comes out.
Lastly the webbing is a little to thin and flimsy so I am going to buy some sturdier webbing which will be so much better and I can easily change it.
All in all an excellent tutorial and I really recommend giving it ago. The end result, a gorgeous and usable bag. I am looking forward to tackling another tutorial, it's a good job I have a plethora of them on Pinterest. Need some inspiration? Check out my boards Inspiration to make and Bags and purses.
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