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Turkey Tracks: Sew Sweetness Aeroplane Bag

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Turkey Tracks:  January 21, 2017

Sew Sweetness “Aeroplane” Bag

I love this bag!!

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The top is pieced in the “Becca Babb-Brott” style.  Becca helped me a lot as this bag was a huge learning curve for me.  I love, also, the way the charcoal shot cotton fabric looks for the bottom and the straps.

I had to put the top zipper in THREE TIMES before I got it right.  Oh my!!  Don’t even ask…why…  Dense seamstress who has not put in zippers in probably 30 years or more.  AND what I think is a kind of misdirection about how to handle the ends of the zippers in the pattern.  Probably everyone else who sews in the world “got” what to do or not do according to the type of zipper one had, but not me…

I also learned with this top zipper that one has to sew a generous quarter of an inch on the first basting in of the zipper or the inner lining will not come up far enough to be caught when one does the final top stitching.

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BUT, I loved the way the inside zippers and red pockets came out.  Those I mastered right away.

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Can’t wait to use this bag AND I can’t wait to make another one.

The pattern comes in two sizes; I did the LONG bag.

Written by louisaenright

January 21, 2017 at 1:09 pm

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  1. Louisa, this bag is just lovely and you did an amazing job!!! Love the materials you used, so bright and colorful.

    emaislen

    January 21, 2017 at 7:38 pm

  2. That’s beautiful, Louisa!

    paularosemaine

    January 22, 2017 at 10:28 am

  3. Great Job! Looks so professsional! Maybe you will bring it on cruise this summer??

    June Derr

    January 22, 2017 at 10:43 pm


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