What I’m working on 4 (blog-a-day challenge, day 14)

Today I worked more on the swatch handbag, focusing on the strap. Here’s what I did:

  • Ironed the interfacing onto the wrong side of the strap. I realized at this point that I should have made it narrower – maybe 7/8″ instead of 1″ because it was difficult to fold back in half, but I made it work.
  • Folded under approximately 1/4″ on both sides for a seam allowance and ironed in place.
  • Folded in half lengthwise, matching the sides as best possible, and pinned.
  • I then edge stitched the open side, but had a lot of difficulty. I tried using Clover Wonder Clips instead of pins – not sure if that helped, maybe a little. Finally, I just had to accept that it wasn’t going to be perfect but good enough.
  • Lastly, I edge stitched the folded side, which went very quickly.

Below is the finished strap. Glad to be done with that part!!

swatch purse day 4 strap

Published by lalalamonique

Artist and fabric designer living in the beautiful Adirondacks of NY State.

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