I skipped walking this morning. I feel guilty, but not too guilty. I'll catch up tomorrow. My mom came and walked her 1/4 mile, and grumbled the whole while because she wanted to stay in bed this morning and why didn't I call her, and she's so tired. Ha! My plan is working! She would rather walk than have to explain to me why she's not. Yay!
I skipped walking so that I could sew. I was way too tired to be trusted with a rotary cutter last night, so I set up for cutting and went to bed. I got the bag and pillowcase done in the nick of time, see?
The pajamas are on the bottom of this stack. They came from Costco. The pillowcase took about 2.5 minutes. I've made a bunch of those. The tote bag was a different story, and I want to type out what I did before I forget.
I cut the rectangles 15" wide, and the length is the width of the fabric. The pink fabric with the silver stars was slightly wider ( and much better quality) than the flannel, so that's why there's a band at the top. I cut 3 strap pieces the width of the flannel and 3" wide. I sewed those together then cut the whole thing in half before trying to turn it inside out (good move, and the Fasturn thing didn't work with these). I left openings (well, I didn't leave them, but I should have, because I had to pick out the serging later, and you know what a pain that is!) in the seams from 2.5" to 4" down. Thank goodness I over estimated, because by the time I got both straps through there, I needed it all. I left an opening in the lining for turning, and put two little loops about 2" from the bottom of the flannel bag. I sewed the flannel and the lining together at the top and turned it down as it wished. Then the topstitching began (or it would have, if I had finished the stinking openings for the straps. I ended up sewing one with a zigzag stitch, and one with hand buttonhole stitch. La-di-dah. Like a 10 YO will care <g>). So anyway, topstitching. I stitched around the bag above the openings (used a post-it note to line it up just right), then I stitched 1.5" from that stitching (quilting bar--yay!). Then all that was left was getting the straps in and connected correctly.
I have to go pick up Punkin from the party. I'll finish the part about the straps later.