Lazy Girl Run Around Bag (2) by Speattle
Update: October 6 2012---- Found out the hard way that this is very washable. I accidentally flung a huge mug of hot tea all over my kitchen counter and the bag was caught in the crossfire. I put it in a mesh bag, washed it on the gentle cycle on cold, and let it air dry. It turned out just fine.
I made another one of the Lazy Girl Designs runaround bags today. I was inspired because the first time I made it a few days ago, I accidentally made 2 straps. Well, I couldn't let a perfectly good strap go to waste.
I got out black fabric bits to coordinate with the straps. Darn! No black or white zipper in the stash, and I didn't want to go to the fabric store. So I decided to use bright yellow gold. Now the strap was already top stitched with red, so I added another row of yellow top stitching to it. Then any top stitching that was done on the bag was done in red and in yellow.
Then I decided the back pocket and front bottom were too plain. Before I stitched the pieces together, I used my embroidery machine to stitch out a celtic knot that looked really great with the print. It was a freebie I found on line.
The rest of the bag was constructed on my Elna Lotus TSP. She handled all the layers beautifully and appreciated me using a 90 needle when it came time to put multiple layers of cotton and batting together.
Finally, I altered the order of the layering assembly so that when I was all done, I had a bag that has no raw seams inside!
I love this bag!!!!!
After it was all done, I noticed that the fabric on the top front had the little motifs perfectly spaced evenly across the top and that I had centered the 3 circles. I didn't even think about that cutting it out. I just got lucky with that as I cut out a random 5 x 8 piece.