I just finished sewing a tote that I have had cut out for about a week now. I was watching the DIY Network and they demonstrated sewing tote kind of like you would sew a zippered pouch. The technique involves sewing the top seam (where the handles get sandwiched between the outer fabric and lining) first and then sewing the sides. Brilliant! So I thought. I always hate sewing that last seam together when making a bag or tote. It wasn't until I was actually sewing the sides that I realized that this was NOT GOING TO WORK! Sewing the seams in that order resulted in the lining getting caught in the outer fabric where the seams meet. I always have issues with this when making a zippered pouch too.
Another failed project....AHHHH!!! he he he
Anyhoo, I have been doing a little bit of online shopping at Superbuzzy.
I haven't even had a chance to flip through the magazine. I'm hoping that I can find a student at school who speaks Japanese to help me make sense of some of the instructions.