|After sewing on the top band, the instructions tell you to stitch in the ditch!|
At this point you will want to sew a zig zag stitch along the outside edge. Since this seam will show on the inside of your bag it will protect the seams from fraying, or "fluff" coming out from the batting! :) Sew the front and back pieces together and you have a simple bag! Now for the finishing touches...
|After sewing bag together you will fold the band to the inside and stitch along the seam line.|
|You will find this a much easier task if you make your sewing surface a little smaller. Do this by removing the front part of your machine. It usually just slides off.|
|In this way it is quite easy to make that a nice smooth stitch.|
|Stitch across like this on each bag corner.|
Across the Pond Sew-Along, a monthly sew-along I am joining in on. January's project has already "taken flight!" Watch for my version coming up next! :)