I’ve been having some frustrations with the fringe bags I’m working on. I started putting together the linings and zippers and when I sew them into the bag, it gets all weird. Kinda twisty like? That’s hard to explain but you can probably tell in the picture below, how the zipper gets all wavy rather than laying flat. I think the solution will be to try one with no lining, just a zipper. The bag really doesn’t need a lining anyway, I just thought it would be pretty.
Another thing I’ve been working on is trying to decide how I want to attach the strap. The first one I did was the green one below. I used little D rings, because I thought it would look nicer. But no matter how I attach the ring, it ends up turning so the pointy end is up. I would have tried O rings if any stores around here had them (I hate ordering supplies online, too impatient). So I ended up just attaching it to the top round on the blue one, which looks a lot nicer I think.
I really want to finish this pattern already! It seems too simple to be taking so long but I’m kind of a perfectionist! :P Anyway, I’m gonna keep working on it and I would love to hear what you think!
I’m loving making these fringe bags! Thank you for all of the love you guys left on my last post about them! I always love hearing your feedback on stuff I’m designing.
I had fun shopping for lining fabrics yesterday. I think I’m probably going to make maybe five of these before I post the pattern, just to experiment with different fringe styles and embellishments.
Anyway, sorry for the quick post. I wish I had more to show you but I haven’t had as much time to work on them lately as I’d like to!
I’m onto working on my next pattern now! It’s going to be this fringe purse (I blogged about it once before). What do you think of it so far? It still needs a strap, zipper, and lining. Personally, I don’t really care for the multi-colored one for myself but I’m loving the green one! I’m thinking it needs some embellishments. Beads or studs or something! I need to go shopping and see what catches my attention. Would you use/make this bag?
I’ve really been in the mood to finish unfinished projects lately! I have a few hats that have been sitting around unfinished for quite a while, two of which were the Heartbeat Skully & Sugar Cone Skully. Finishing both of those felt so good that I’m all motivated now to keep crossing projects off my list! Any time that I’ve released multiple patterns in a month, it always makes me happy! The one above will be next but probably just a little too late for this month.
In addition to finishing new hats, I also plan on redoing some of my oldest patterns so they include progress photos and stuff like that! After I’m done with the list above, I’m probably gonna take a break from hats and work on other things. Maybe more barefoot sandals just in time for Summer?! :)
Here’s a peek at two new patterns I’m working on. I’ve posted this hat a few times because it’s been a work in progress for a while and I’d kinda given up on it. Every time I’ve posted it though, someone always asks me for the pattern so I’m happy to say that I’m finally working on it again! There will be a slouchy, skully, and extra long skully version of it!
This bag has a funny story. My purse broke recently and rather than repairing it, I decided I would just crochet a purse just like it! heh! It’s far from finished though. It will have fringe all around it.