Today was so nice outside. Rather cool for August, but nice and sunny. So, I sat outside all afternoon hand-sewing on the top-closing zipper and the handles. For me, it’s so difficult to sew a black zipper onto black felt using black thread when I’m inside the house using artificial light. The sunlight was perfect for this task.
I finished hand-sewing in the lining on Tuesday. I like to hand-sew the lining in so there are no stitch lines on the outside fabric. I think I might try machine-sewing them in next time, as it does take a couple of hours to sew it in by hand.
I took the handbag to my volleyball game tonight and took a poll of what people thought about it. It was funny that some people wanted me to use different handles and move whatever I use lower on the bag. One person suggested a belt that ran all the way around the bag. Then I talked to people who liked it just the way it is. Some people liked the white lining that has silver stars on it, and some people wanted a black lining. I guess the nice thing about creating something is that there’s always someone out there who will like what you make!
I hope you have a great day! Happy knitting!