This is my very first time posting here after lurking (and learning a lot) for about 2 months. I would like to thank all the wonderful posters here for all the knowledge that you have thrown out there for me and others to soak up. If you don't here it often enough, thank you and thank you again.
I have always loved to make bags and didn't even consider that there would be a whole community of people like myself out there waiting to be discovered by me. Well, I've found you and I'm glad.
Since I started coming here I've completed about 10 bags, (some of which have been sitting unfinished for years) and numerous pouches. For now, I'll just show you the most recent 2.
The first one is my interpretation of this bag:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=189442.0
I fell in love with it but couldn't bring myself to spend the $8 for the pattern. I'm happy with the way it turned out.
For this next bag, I wanted to incorporate as many of the techniques I learned here as possible. So, here are all the tutorials that helped:
Zipper pocket tutorialhttp://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=11808.0
Imbedded zipper tophttp://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=85354.0
I'm not so impressed with my zipper closure. It didn't turn out like I wanted it to but it's my first so I'm not beating myself up... but if anyone has any tips to offer I'm all ears. The corners didn't seem right. I didn't use any interfacing there and I'm wondering if that could be a part of the problem.
Ok, enough rambling, feedback is welcome.