|high heeled shoes|
I used this tutorial for the idea. Her instructions are clear and easy to follow. I made some changes though to suit me.
1. All seams are encased here - no raw or serged or zig-zagged edges. They are all french seams.
2. I used corded elastic (like elastic string) as my elastic. There were pros and cons; pros it looks good and I was going for aesthetics here; cons it is thick and sort of hard to sew through.
3. I put a small bit of interfacing behind the button when I sewed it on for a little added strength.
Some process pictures:
|gap where I inserted corded elastic; back-stitched each side|
|french seams pressed open before turning around and stitching again|
|press, press everything|
|clipped corners during french seam construction|
|more pressed seams|
|handle insertion seam 1|
|handle insertion seam 2 - I turned the handles towards the top of the bag and backstitched over them|
Now, the reason my own bag isn't complete is that I have another project I need to work on tomorrow. I'm going to try to draft my own pattern for a bra - if it works I'll just tell you it did. If it doesn't work, then I need to go see my bra teacher for help and since I'll be back to work soon, this project takes precedent over everything else.