To-Do Tuesday 5-21-19 | Graduation Week

Hello, and Happy Tuesday, friends! This week is graduation week for us here. We had our summer plans changed for us here by the dentist office today. Callie was supposed to have her bridge put in, but apparently they had her way too numbed up when they took the impression so her bite was far off. They took new impressions today and we have an appointment mid-June to get the corrected bridge put in. So my husband and I have decided to delay our trip up north and make it after the appointment. It seems I will have a couple more weeks of sewing time here before we leave now.

This past week I assembled the Marina Unisex Crossbody Bag I had cut out last weekend. This bag was made for Callie to use as a computer bag. I decided to add two inches to the pattern height to accomodate her laptop.

Callie decided that the only pocket she wanted from the pattern was the exterior zippered pocket on the back. I omitted the front slip pocket and flap, as well as the interior slip pocket and the interior zippered pocket.

I really enjoyed sewing this bag. The cork was a bit bulky for top stitching, so I made sure to trim the seam allowance as far back as possible, as well as trim the foam interfacing back to just a skosh beyond the seam allowance. I ended up with just a couple of skipped stitches, but nothing bad, thankfully. I had to hand crank the machine for some of the stitches on the seams, but all ended up working well. Super happy with how this turned out, and Callie loves it too.

I also continued my work on Cardinal Points. I didn’t get in as much stitching time as I’d hoped for, but I still made some decent progress.

This week the Mister and I will be working on a new plan for summer this week. If I have time for any sewing, I’ll likely get a few more bags done to put up for sale. I’ll also be continuing the work on Cardinal Points. Hopefully I’ll get a finish on Page 4 and a start on Page 5 before next week!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Sewing: Project Bags
  • Stitching: Cardinal Points

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6 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 5-21-19 | Graduation Week

  1. Hi Christine! I have seen cork fabric all over the place, but have never worked with it. This is an excellent application for it, and this bag really turned out well. I can see why Callie is happy with it – it is fab. I can also see why your bags sell so well when you put them up for sale. You really make cute bags that are well made. The construction looks thoughtful and caring, and your fabric choices are spot on. I’m sorry for the dental delay but it is nice to have a little more time for bags, no?! ~smile~ Roseanne


    1. Thank you so much, Roseanne! I’m definitely happy for a bit more time. We had initially planned on arriving up there in mid-June, but the closer it got, the more anxious the Mister was to get going. I was disappointed to leave early, actually, so while this works out well for me, now the one disappointed in leaving later is the Mister! Ah, life. All you can do sometimes is hang on for the ride! LOL!


  2. That is a great fabric combo for your daughter’s computer bag. I’ve not worked with cork fabric. My machine does tend to skip on bulky seems, so good to know how you handled working with the cork fabric. Hope your new summer plans go smoothly.


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