Here's the back with the pocket on. I sewed the zip in by hand, but machined the pocket to the back. *is brave*
I'm not the best pleased with the zip, but it works well, and I'd sewn it on so well that taking it back would have made a big mess. It's not majorly noticeable. Call it a handmade quirk...
A nicely put-together corner to make up for it!
Double stitching on the seams for durability.
The lining, all sewn together, and with the ends tidied.
And it fits! Yay! (What a relief...)
And here's the bag with the lining sewn in.
There's a strap on the front to thread the handles under and fasten the bag.
The corners are tethered to make them fold inwards.
Bag with lining... (I'm so proud!)
And neat stitching around the flap. *sighs happily*
Next jobs -
Measure the length needed for the handles.
Cut the black webbing for the handles.
Crochet the other side for the handles. I'm thinking black, with coloured stripes.
Join handles to bag, and check that the fastening works. It may need a press stud to hold it all back.
The light is at the end of the tunnel.
In the meantime, here's the bear I made for my mum's birthday. She's obsessed by teddies. There's getting to be increasingly less room for my dad in their flat! And she had a little operation on her foot recently...