Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Back at the Sewing Machine


I was off from work yesterday afternoon, but did not attempt to do any quilting until later in the evening. Perhaps that was my mistake. Or trying to read the pattern instructions on my phone. Anyway, I stitched the side seam of my Bionic bag and found batting for the outer fabric. That’s when I realized I had a problem.  Not only was the outer fabric too wide (I gather this was to be expected),  it was too short.


Given that it was now late in the evening, I decided moving forward on this project was going to have to wait until I re-read the instructions a few more times and looked for hints and tips on the internet, maybe asking a few questions of people who have made this bag.

But not wanting to have nothing to show for my time at the sewing machine, I pulled out the fabric I had cut for another zipper bag.



4 Thoughts on “Back at the Sewing Machine

  1. Beverly on July 19, 2016 at 9:49 am said:

    Yes, it happens…
    Yesterday, I too worked on a BAG project…the first line is “read through all of the instructions before you begin”. We know that isn’t the fun part of learning!!!

  2. No fun to be shorted on fabric. Nice you had a different bag all ready to stitch up.

  3. Colleen on July 19, 2016 at 11:27 am said:

    I just made a sew together multi zipper bag …..I want to make the bionic rear bag but I am having a difficult time finding a paper pattern. Where did you buy your pattern?
    Crafty has PDF but I don’t have a computer or printer and I don’t know if I can do that on the library computer and printer and its $1 a page for color which I’d want for this pattern (15 cent per page black and white)

  4. Wow Pam, you do a LOT of lovely work. I came here to comment on your spools/9-patch. Very clever!!! The spools do not get boring by putting them in that setting and also on point – !

    You have so many things to see, I’m hanging around for a while. Beautiful projects!!!

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