Of course, this left me with no FO Friday, or so I thought. I decided to take the bull by the horns and finish the gray purse I shared in WIPW 4. Since I shared it with you then, I crocheted a strap and machine sewed (with my new sewing machine) a lining. The only thing I had left to do was sew the lining into the purse. Now, that may not seem too hard, but I had no clue how I would do it. When I got my machine and had such success with making the lining, I thought I would just put it under my machine and BAM, have a lining.
Of course, that didn't work. Is anything that easy?
I tried several times, several different ways, but my machine kept bunching the thread along the crocheted side. I don't know if it's because it was a mix of crochet and in this case, polyester or just because sewing machines don't like yarn. Or maybe it was the way this purse is crocheted, not allowing the machine to catch the yarn at times. (Does anyone know the answer to this?)
So, in the end, I realized I would have to hand sew it into the purse. That seemed like such a huge chore, so I put it off...until yesterday. In the end, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Of course, I could have probably done a little bit better of a job doing it, but for the first time, I'm happy. This was my "test" purse, as I have three more to make for Christmas. It doesn't need to be perfect.
We'll see what you think...
5.00 mm (H) hook
6.00 mm (J) hook
6.50 mm (K) hook
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn (purse and strap- Light Gray)
Black Polyester fabric (lining)
Ribbon (for decoration)
I worked on the purse from August 28-October 7 (The actual body of the purse took a night and a few hours the next day. I did the strap about a month ago. Making the lining was finished a few weeks ago when I got my sewing machine, and sewed the lining in yesterday).
Please excuse the cat tail and the dog head in the pictures! They're very nosy. Also, I had to use flash again, due to another gloomy day in San Diego.
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