Do you ever feel like you're going to need to make something again to get it right? I started this simple charm bag that was featured in the 2009 BHG Bags, Pillows & Pincushions magazine late this spring. I pieced the sides with an Authentic charm pack and then quilted them a month or so later.
Fast forward to a week or so ago and I resumed the project after looking at my quite frightening WIP list. During the summer months, most of my sewing occurs between 11pm-2am long after the kids are asleep. Well, sometime in the wee hours of the night I trimmed/rounded the corners of the quilted side panels as directed. A day or so later, I figured out that I cut the wrong side (top rather than bottom) so now I would have upside down text! Doesn't it just bug you when you make such a basic error?!
I added an interior pocket that was not in the original directions and instead of using muslin as a backing for the quilted sidepanels, used some non-fusible pellon interfacing to help the sides stand up - so far I think that this worked well. And if I do make this again, I will probably add a few inches to the handles so that it is more shoulder suitable...
So in the end, I tried a few new things, made a few mistakes and got an imperfect bag that I rather like!