knitting · sewing

They’re done!

Pics were taken in poor lighting,
but I couldn’t wait to share them!

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These bags were a special order,
but if you would like a bag like this one,
you can find one in my shop here!

family · knitting · sewing

Sewing progress so far . . .

I just have to say that without my husband John’s willing hands,
I’d still be hammering in grommets!

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Not that they are hard to install — on the contrary,
they are very easy to work with!
But I don’t know if my wrists would have outlasted 32 grommets!

Here’s how they work:
(I already had the holes cut for John, using the cutter tool in the kit)

~ place the grommet on pedestal ~

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~ place the top of the grommet in the hole on the bag ~

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~ place washer around grommet, rounded side up ~

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~ insert grommet tool into grommet; turn tool 1/4 turn with each strike ~

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And they’re done —

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With many hugs and kisses to my “Super Man”!

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knitting · sewing

Lining and piping finished!

Well, I met my goal for today!

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I made the piping for the top edge,
sewed it and the lining to the top edge,
then flipped it right-side out and top-stitched!

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I had time to begin the grommets, but I don’t have nearly enough —
I’ll have to pick them up tomorrow.

But we’re almost there!