I had originally planned to use a red and yellow spot fabric but thought I didn't have enough. But I mulled over it for a bit and with a little scrimping it worked! I ended up sewing the handles differently and used a red solid on the inside of the handle so I would have enough of the spot for the piping. I had to piece a lot of short bias strips together to make it long enough for the piping. But I'm so excited that I got to use this fabric as I think it gives it a more retro comic feel and I absolutely love my bag!!
This is the front. I cut the pocket so it had the big picture of wonder woman and the picture of batgirl, supergirl and wonder woman together.
Batgirl on one side pocket
The zipper went in great, although my top stitching was slightly wonky so I had to unpick part of it and restitch it. I never used to unpick anything but I must be getting anal in my old age. The piping now that was another story. I have sewn in piping before on dresses but it was quite a challenge sewing it into the bag with all the layers on fabric, peltex and interfacing. I think if I ever make another one I may skip the piping part. The size 16 jeans needle made most of it a breeze to stitch. I only broke one needle which I though was pretty amazing.
Now I just need a good movie or tv show to sit and watch while I sew in the lining.
One tip though:
Don't let your 3 year old sit under the table while you are trying to stitch really slow through the multiple bag layers! Mine was. He said 'what's this Mummy?' and leans on the presser foot and I almost sew my fingers into my bag as the machine takes off! I thought my machine had gone mental until I realized what he had done.
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