Thursday, August 28, 2008

This Close

I currently want to take my High Street Messenger bag and light it on fire...or toss it in the ocean. Either way, this bag went from good to bad and took my whole day along with it! I spent hours (HOURS!) working on this bag. It was coming along great, until I got to edge-stitching the pieces together along the top (the 2nd to last step in the whole process). I have ripped it out 5 times! I can't face my seam ripper again right now. I may come back to this one more time tomorrow. We'll see. I may use some of the pieces (the strap and the hanging interior pocket) and add them into a tote bag. I'll have to decide tomorrow, I wanted this finished by the weekend! :-(

Edited to add: Ok, after venting on my blog I picked up the seam ripper and started ripping some of those stitches out. I'm going to give it another try tomorrow. :-)

3 comments:

Jessica said...

I hate it when I'm so close to finishing something and something goes wrong. It always seems to happen to me...if i'm knitting a sock, suddenly I drop a million stitches before the toe or I mess up putting the strap on a bag. Give it a good night sleep and a bit of chocolate and face the seamripper tomorrow. I can't wait to see the finished product!

Mama de Saga said...

Step away from the bag.lol Believe me this has happened to me so many times. With fresh eyes you will find the solution to finsih.

Joleo said...

Some days are like that. The only solution is to step away and come back to it later. 9/10 times it will miraculously come together without a hitch :)