I have definitely decided that assembly line production is the best way to work if you are making more than one of the same thing. I have been working on 3 bags for a couple weeks. I think the cutting and prepping the interfacing takes the longest. After chain-piecing my quilt blocks last week, I decided I would do that as I stitched together these bags.
3 straps ready to go, and three innards ready to be sewn up!So I did all the sewing up the point where I couldn't do anything next until the ironing. Then I spent some time ironing and then the next step, etc. etc. I had to slow down and change thread for each bag when it came time to do some topstitching, but all in all, it seems to go a lot quicker. Plus, it makes it easier to sit down and work for shorter amounts of time and not be constantly getting up and down all the time. And I don't have to worry about my iron cooling off (with it's auto shut-off feature) because I'm using it the whole time it's plugged in.
I'll admit, I rushed this morning to get one finished to post today. But I'm going to finish the other two assembly style.
I used a little brown and turquoise polka dot ribbon for the key hook leash and topstitched in a dark turquoise. This is Laura Gunn's Lantern Bloom line. I think I linked to her new Poppy line last week. This fabric is amazing! And so photogenic.
What did you finish this week?
(Following the guidelines for linking will ensure a good time for all! I have had to delete posts in the past, don't make me do it, please!)
1. Link to your specific post about a sewing related finish you had THIS week. (email me if you have questions about that.)
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