Thursday, 28 October 2010

The mystery revealed...

The Top Secret sewing project turns out to be a tote bag which I gave to Lisa yesterday for her birthday.

***** Happy Birthday Lisa! *****

The bag ended up a bit bigger and a bit more granny-ish than I had imagined, but overall I was pleased with it. I used French seams for a lovely neat finish without a lining, and I used the triple stitch setting on my machine for the first time. In other words, I found out what a triple stitch was and then was very pleased to see that my machine had it!

The triple stitching makes it really strong, but does use a lot of thread; hence the quick trip to the shop on Tuesday afternoon. If I hadn't run out of thread I would have finished it in 2 days. For the sort of thing which is usually described as a 2 hour project, that's pretty good going for me...

And in the Diane Modelling The Bag shot, you get the added bonus of some Almost 5 Months Pregnant belly. It looks really big from that angle, but most of the time it's not that noticeable yet...


  1. I love my bag Diane! I'll give it a test run this weekend :-) Happy Birthday to you, too!

  2. What a lovely bag! So roomy and practical. Perfect for life in Japan. Great job! (And it's your birthday too? Happy birthday!!)