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Skylark53
« on: February 23, 2014 01:55:43 PM »

I'm making a little lined messenger bag (no zipper or clasps, just a flap) and I'm coming into trouble towards the very end - at the part where you stuff the exterior into the lining and then sew around the top.  I'm finding this very awkward.  I ended up working from the inside, and holding up the top part, but that made everything turn out kind of wonky.  The bag is very small, so it didn't fit over the bed of my Featherweight.  The tutorials and videos I watch don't really seem to show this part, they just say to do it.  Am I having trouble because I'm making a small bag, or am I missing something really obvious?

Thanks from a self-taught newbie   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014 03:17:41 PM »

Have you taken a look at our great list of tutorials yet?  I hope you find what you're looking for there!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408276
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014 07:28:50 PM »

it sounds like you're trying to stitch as if the bag fit over the bed of your sewing machine.  Instead, turn it over and stitch so the circle of the seam you're sewing sits on top of the bed, almost wrapping around the needle.   

If your needle were a racehorse, it would be taking the inside track...

I can see it clearly, but don't know how to explain!
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