Mild Regret #1I should have matched the bobbin thread to the lining fabric. Next time!
Mild Regret #2
I neglected to add the little "J" tab I made (J is for Jodi). Will add next time!
Favorable Finding #1
A covered board placed in the bottom of the bag will keep the bottom flat.
Below, you can see it is a piece of masonite. Mr. Husband cut it for me. In order to keep him out of the sewing room, I made a template from foam core. Then he used the foam core to measure the masonite and cut. Because the decorative fabric is light, I wrapped the board in white muslin first so the brown board would not show through.
Favorable Finding #2
Brown is the best choice for thread color on the outside of the bag. The best brown I have to match is a spool of Sulky 40 wt rayon. This thread has a mind of its own when not confined to a bobbin or needle. It just falls off of the spool. For the first time, I tried this Thread Sock by Dritz. Love it!! The package contains a long piece of the product and you just cut what you need from it.
It is like a little thread sweater. Isn't it the cutest thing?
I would love to hear about your Mild Regrets or Favorable Findings.
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