Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Finished! Pepper Tote

I don't do well with 3-dimensional projects.  But somehow, I occasionally convince myself that this time, it will be different.  It never is.

But I was feeling confident after my project bags.  And my friend Snow did a bag with a Clover & Violet pattern, and their whole thing is that they design bags for quilters.  And they had a free downloadable pattern for their Pepper Tote that they claimed was a good place to start.

So I bought a solid, went through my stash for everything else, and got started. That was in March.  I finished last Friday.
I do not like 3-dimensional projects. I had to force myself to finish this one.  Granted, I'm glad I did, but still.  I should stop starting projects that I have to force myself to finish because I don't really enjoy them.

I found the pattern to be okay as a beginner, non-bag maker pattern.  There were some parts that were not as clear as I would have liked, and the end was not clear at all.  (There are 2 finishing options, but not all the steps are included in each of the options, so there is more detective work and guessing than I felt there should have been.)  I also did something not quite right with the zipper, as my lining is showing.
Snow thinks it looks like piping, but it's definitely not the look I was going for.  It's a functional zipper, though, so I'm not worrying about it.

I'm glad it's done, though I hope I remember for a while that making bags isn't my thing!

This was a Q3 goal for the finish along with Adrianne.  My original goal list is here.

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