I’m packed, my house if you only take a quick glance looks clean and I have stopped obsessing over the loads of gifts that I had planned on making but never got to. It will all work out.
I just finished God’s biggest bag.
The Betty Shopper has taken me over a year to make. I had plans to make it before embarking on our Christmas trip last year. I sew faster in my head then in real time I guess. I took the cut out pieces with me to Florida to sew at my Mother’s machine. Except I didn’t cut the pocket correctly, so it came back with me. This year I’ve been trying to clear out the unfinished bits and was determined to complete it before our departure.
I was done with the exterior and working on the interior when I discovered it helps to not skip the fourth step under section A. Sew interfacing to the exterior of the bag. I added it to the interior and it seems to be fine. This bag has some serious structure. I also guess that I missed something about sewing down the seriously LARGE pockets. They appear a bit floppy.
It turned out great. So big I will certainly have a sore shoulder by my serial over packing, but can maim anyone who ticks me off. Over 12 hours in airports and flying alone with a five year old might push me to the edge.