Okay... so here's part two of my mom's birthday bag...
Now, where were we...
Here I'm marking where the zipper is gonna go in the inner pocket. This is a very fancy pocket... as you will see.
After sewing around the marks I made above, I cut a hole in the center of it and pulled the pocket through. This is what it then looks like... a big hole.
Now I pin the zipper into the hole.
Here is what it looks like from the back.
And then I sew it in. Doesn't it look nice?
Last part for the pocket, I add the back piece & sew it on.
Ta-da! A zippered pocket!
Next I pin in my label into the lining before I sew the two lining pieces together. Then I sew them together... my inner piece is done!
Now I sew the straps. After I turn them inside out, I add a touch of color to them with this topstitching.
Now for a little finishing touch... the button! I sewed it on and then I sewed on the elastic closure. It makes it quick & easy to open & close the main part of the bag. Plus, that button has tons of personality. Oh and by the way... I was gonna put a pink button on, but at last minute I changed it to a green.
Now I attached the finished straps to the lining of the bag after folding down the edge.
Okay... we're so close to finishing it! Here I insert the lining into the outer part of the bag. I poked myself with pins a lot here!
Next I pin my pretty, pink piping in between the lining & the outer part.
Nice! Now the lining is in & pinned with the piping. Lots of pins!! Again, here is proof I got poked a lot!
Very last step... I sew along the edge, sewing the three layers together. And it's all done!!
Looking nice, huh?! It was a nice looking bag in the end. I plan on making more for my Etsy account and I will call them DL Tote Bags. They're named after my mom, Debra Lynn.
Happy birthday mom!