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The worst is over!

I’m over the worst of it, yay!!! I sewed the lining on Friday, and also shortened the zip. I couldn’t find a zip the right length, and the closest one wasn’t the look I wanted.

zip

There was some redrawing of the measurements on the lining before i could cut it.

Anyway, I sewed the zip to the lining on the third attempt. Yes, that says the third attempt! That was after having a little trouble winding the bobbin! While doing all this, I was reminded of the fact I don’t like sewing! But needs must so I gritted my teeth and got on with it. Sewing the other seams closed was easy enough. And, stitching the lining into the purse was also easy. I thought that would be a nice video to do.

Because I was working on a black background (the lining and zip) with black thread, I couldn’t find a good enough angle to video while I stitched it in. So, I resorted to using close up photos. Hopefully they show the steps well enough.

Lining

Now, I need to do the handle and the fringe then I’ll be done! I can’t wait to see it all finished. I bought some Swarovski bicones, and what I’ll be using for part of the handle. I went with the purse so I could pick colours correctly. Hopefully they will work out.

I managed to clear the loom this morning. So I can make a start on the Nelson Mandela bracelet. I’m just going to warp and make a start, with the face!! I just need to find one colour (DB357). I know I have it, just have to find t now!

Hopefully I’ll have made enough progress to perhaps blog and share tomorrow. Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy the video.

Have a good evening!

3 Responses to The worst is over!

  1. Susan - Reply

    August 31, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Wow, superb video. I don't know how you did it, but very professional effort! And we learned how to sew in a lining. Thank you Brenda Hugs

  2. Sandy - Reply

    August 31, 2012 at 3:58 am

    dDoloint 11Excellent video, Brenda! I'm not a sewer, but this gives me a real good idea as to how to do it. I added the video to my favorites so I can go back to it. Thanks much! Sandy

  3. Brenda K - Reply

    August 31, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Thank you Susan and Sandy. I'm glad it's of use.
    Sandy, I'm no sewer either, I avoid it as much as I can! :)

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