To-Do Tuesday 2-23-16 | Starting the Rockstar Bag

Hello, friends and Happy Tuesday!

Almost finished...

Almost finished…

I’d like to say I have a bag finish this week, but I am waiting on some hardware to complete The Window Shopper Tote. I purchased everything I needed last December, but it turns out that a lot of other members of the Bag Of The Month club are finding the oval handles are popping off the bag, or they are not seating right. These are lower quality handles that are locked into place with metal tabs. After hearing that other people were having problems with the handles I ordered different oval handles that are attached with screws. They are coming from China though, so it’s going to take a couple of weeks to get them in. Since this other oval hardware seems sturdier I think it’s worth the wait. Hopefully I will have a Finished Friday post for this project in a couple of weeks.

Fabric and Hardware pull for the Rockstar Bag

Fabric and Hardware pull for the Rockstar Bag

While I wait for the Window Shopper Tote hardware I am starting on my next bag, The Rockstar Bag by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. This bag is going to be for my youngest daughter, Callie, and she picked out all of the fabrics. For the exterior she chose the Graffiti print in black from Our Town designed by Michelle D’Amore for Contempo Studio/Benartex. The exterior flap will be fussy cut from the Edgar print from Nevermore designed by Gillian Fullard/London Portfolio for Michael Miller. The lining will be Sunprint Text in white by Alison Glass for Andover. Finally, the exterior straps, handles, and piping will be Glitter Mirror Canvas in white from MiKri World Supplies.

This will be my first time using the Glitter Canvas. I recently discovered it through the Sew Sweetness Facebook Group. It’s a lot thinner than the glitter vinyl I’ve purchased through Fabric.com, which means less bulk and struggle when sewing these bags. I think this bag may be more challenging than those I have already done, so I am not sure if I will be finished by next Tuesday. I will be thrilled if I am!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Make The Rockstar Bag

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6 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 2-23-16 | Starting the Rockstar Bag

  1. Another bag I’m in love with! Also, I cannot wait to see Callie’s bag once it’s completed. It’s going to be epic. Bummer about having to wait for your order to ship from China- I hope it arrives quickly

    1. Thanks! I wasn’t sure if it would look too busy with all the typewriters, but the black faux leather/vinyl sets them off well I think. I can’t wait to get those handles in and finish this one!

  2. Wow! Your bag is looking so nice. Hope you like the new hardware when it arrives! That Glitter Mirror Canvas is going to add a nice finish to your daughter’s bag, and a plus for you to be less bulky in construction! Neat that you are enjoying the process of making all your bags!

    1. Thank you! This is the year of learning how to sew bags, for sure! I even got brave and assembled this one differently than the pattern called for. I don’t like the turn & pull through the lining method because it usually wrinkles up the interfacing too much. I thought this bag was perfect for a drop in lining since all that was required was to fold over the exterior and the lining edges and sew them together! Easy peasy and it saved my bag from more wrinkles (that had already set in during construction…boo!).

    1. Thank you! I am very pleased with how it turned out! It is slightly annoying to have to wait to finish it, but not as annoying as it would be to have the lighter weight handles pop off the bag and possibly ruin it!

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