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Just finished this bag, a gift for a friend. I'm really happy with how it came out! I made a few minor mistakes, but for the most part it looks way better than any other project I've ever made. Part of it is my seams are much straighter than I've ever been before. I had this perpetual problem of sewing too fast, which would make the seams all crooked. I was talking about how frustrated I was about not being able to figure out how to stop doing this on Facebook, and a friend suggested I turn the foot pedal sideways, which she said would make it easier to control the speed--strange trick, but it actually worked! So I'm really happy to have solved that problem, cos that's been driving me crazy for as long as I've been sewing!

I'm making a bunch of these bags, belated (way belated, now) Christmas gifts for people. I've been dragging my feet on getting them done, but everything went really smoothly with this one for the most part, so it only took a few days. And because things were going so smoothly, it was really fun to make! So I think I'm going to finally be ready to get the rest of these done now.

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mercystars
Mar. 17th, 2017 01:49 am (UTC)
That's cute, you did a great job and I really like the colors of the fabrics you used!
slfcllednowhere
Mar. 18th, 2017 10:32 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yeh I love these fabrics, they're from this huge batch of a ton of fabric I bought when I first got my machine and have never been able to figure out what to do with cos everything is just a yard. So I'm glad I'm putting it to some good use now!
helenatroy
Mar. 17th, 2017 12:58 pm (UTC)
Lovely! It's always great to get things done :)
slfcllednowhere
Mar. 18th, 2017 10:31 am (UTC)
Thank you! And yes it definitely is!
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