Monday, September 6, 2010

Nerdlepoint Finished! (Or is it?)

John Young's Nerdlepoint

Yesterday I hand stitched Nerdlepoint to the front of the pink and orange mesh tote bag.  I love it!

There's one slight problem, however.  If you look at the photo above, you can see the coin purse and the little maker's tag inside the tote bag. Yes, the mesh is see-through.  That means the back side and turned under raw edges of Nerdlepoint is visible from the inside  What to do!?!

I have A Plan.

The plan involves the above.  I have 4 inch squares of both pink and orange Ultrasuede.  Nerdlepoint is larger than 4 inches but if I combine both colors, I can sew together an inside pocket that will hide the back of Nerdlepoint and add a useful little item to the tote bag to boot.  I put the tote bag face down on the copy machine and made a copy of the canvas which I then cut out to use as a paper pattern.

The flaw of the plan is that it involves more hand sewing.  I do not like hand sewing.  Yes, go ahead and laugh--a needlepointer who doesn't like hand sewing.

By the way, the scissors tips above are not broken. These are pinking shears.  Stay tuned to see what I do next (or hide under your bed if you don't like all the swear words about to come out of my mouth).

By the way, if you want to see a real tote bag made from scratch, check out Summer Louise's last blog post.  Summer made my Rabbit Geisha tote in pretty much the same way.  By the way, I have a question into her to ask if making this style tote is in her finishing book. She's been gone on vacation recently so I'm just now able to ask.  I'll post the answer here when I have one.

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