Sunday, 11 September 2011

My great getaway bag - Part 4

Finally, the last part of my great getaway bag making: the final assembly.
The 2 major parts of the bag were ready to be joined together. 
First, I stitched the lining base to the exterior base. This is easy.
I turned my exterior bag inside out and placed the lining bag base and exterior base wrong sides (WS) together. I stitched along all 4 sides with a 5 mm seam allowance.
I folded the exterior bag back, outside in, over the lining. The lining is now inside. 
I stitched the lining and exterior top edge and a part of the side seams together, along the seam that was created by joining the zip top panel and the main body pieces. It can easily be machine stitched with a 5 mm seam seam allowance. Just keep away from the original stitching line.
Then, I stitched - by hand - the folded edge of the lining to the zip.

I attached the adjustable strap to the bag, following the guidelines on p.106-107.

Some final pictures:

Ready to go!


  1. Thank you thank you thank you for posting this! I have had my bag unfinished for nearly a year and you just gave me the motivation to finish it!

    1. Hello Melissa,
      I am so glad you could finish your bag with a bit of my help.
      thank you


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