You did such a great job with your tutorial, that I was able to make this little gem in just a few hours. I did have some distractions while making it though. (one of my kitties loves to help me sew by looking over EVERYTHING before I can touch it. You know, everything in its place, must be sniffed by kitty before cutting, sort of thing.)
Here are some pictures of my completed bag.
Front: I was so excited to use my Looney Tunes tie for something cool!*images are clickable for larger view*
I really loved making this bag, and I was fortunate that I didn't break any needles! I did hear a few "chunk" noises on some seams though.
Doesn't it figure? I didn't read through all the posts when I made this 'til today. I see that someone mentioned that silk ties wear fairly quickly. *sigh* why wasn't I thinking when I made this? It's got ONE poly. tie in the whole thing. The orangey colored one. ARG!
I didn't have any heavy duty interfacing, only this regular/soft weight stuff. But with the amount of stitching (I didn't cheat either! ha!) in this bag, that in itself seems to help with stability.
I discovered another thing while making this bag: I actually enjoyed making the pattern part of it! Now I have something to use for future bags. Which I'll be making, rest assured.
Thank you so much for giving of your time to make this great tutorial for everyone!
Footnote: Use a good strong thread for this one; I found out the hard way that it pays to invest in good thread!