Okay, now that that shameless bragging is out of the way, let me tell you. I went to my sewing class yesterday all excited. I got there 20 minutes early and hung around outside nervously waiting to be let in. Everyone arrived and we all settled down while the teacher went over everything she'd already explained about machines last week. (The woman has the patience of a kindergarten teacher.) She gave us scraps to practice on first. I would show you this practice piece if my sampler looked like the woman's next to me, with neat rows of all the machine's stitches as she went through the settings one by one. My sampler looked different to that. A bit challenged really. Random bits of stitching all over the place. Still, I got there somehow without injuring myself or breaking the machine. And then at some point the teacher told us to take out our fabric that we'd cut last week and start to sew the bottoms of the fabric for the inner pockets together. So that's what we did. After that, it went by in a bit of a blur with only the odd hiccup. (Note to self: never sew with the foot raised.) And by the end of class I had this:
Of course, this is only the inner lining of the bag. The apple print fabric will be on the outside with the dotty fabric making an outside pocket. But when I open the bag and look inside, this is what I'll see:
Last class next week where we make the outer bag and the strap and put it all together. So expect more shameless bragging then.