I get easily distracted.
I am supposed to be sewing some work shorts and a top that was personally fitted to my body. Instead, I am playing sewing hooky.
My inspiration was an airplane tote on Etsy.At this shop.
|Man - I have this fabric!|
Her tote has external pockets, mine has internal pockets.
My airplane tote is going into the etsy shop. I am overwhelmed at her pricing. $38 for a tote.
I have the most difficult time finding the magic price point. Some things I make are above and beyond and pretty spectacular. I don't struggle as much pricing those items.
I'm very aware of how much time I spend sewing as well as my material cost.
What I struggle with are the okay (basic to me) items - $38 for a tote bag???
Would you pay $38 for a tote?
It does have a pretty nifty single welt pocket....
I watched a Peggy Sager's video on Saturday - a Silhouette Patterns webinar on sewing pants. She went over a single welt pocket and I had to have a go at one.
It's almost like putting a zipper pocket in, but not quite.
Here's the inside double pocket on the other side. I love this stripe lining.
I left the selvedge edge at the bottom (No hemming - lazy me)
I settled down today and started sewing the work shorts. Three sets of pockets and lots and lots of top-stitching. A butt-load of top-stitching! Before I ran out of bobbin thread, I finished the fronts and started on the side pockets.
The side pockets have flaps with a buttonhole. That's where I'm at. I need to re-thread the bobbin and get back into the sewing room. I have the fan going because we are back up at 100 degrees (with a tiny respite earlier this week --- teaser rain and mid-seventies).
I am bribing myself with one chocolate chip per top-stitched seam. Seams (ha!) to be working.