What can I do in 30 minutes a day? Parts 9, 10, 11, and 12

Progress has been made! I did have a few setbacks due to the tension on my machine still being off. I finally settled on using a different thread, which seems to be working much better.

Also, I didn’t work on this on Friday – too focused on KonMari-ing. That’s the Marie Kondo “Spark Joy” tidying method – I won’t go into it much except I’m loving it and finding lots of ways to pare down my possessions. Yay!

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Everything I have so far and this week’s assistant, Malcolm

As you can see, I have completed sewing the outer main tote together. I also started making a little pocket for the inside of the tote (gold piece to the right). Almost done with the cutting, too – just need two more strap liner pieces. Looking at this, I’m feeling hopeful that I will be done next week.

What’s left to do:

  • sew together liner pieces and pocket
  • cut two more strap pieces
  • sew strap outsides to insides
  • trim seams at corners – tote body and liner
  • locate straps on tote body and sew in place
  • pin liner to tote body and sew, leaving gap for turning
  • turn piece and top stitch to close gap

Am I being too hopeful for completion by end next week? I guess I’ll find out soon enough.

Paisley Prince Songbook fabric available at Spoonflower. Fabric as well as (beautiful!) finished products also available in the PaisleyPowerShop on Etsy. I think the chiffon scarf is especially lovely and unique.

Thanks for stopping by!

Published by lalalamonique

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

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