Okay, I've got my Bow Tucks Tote well under way and am loving how it is turning out. Attaching the handles/button loop has me stumped...
As I read the directions, it says to have the right side facing me, mark the top middle of the bag and attach the button loop here. Wouldn't that be just above the outside pocket? So then, the button would be on the opposite side, which isn't what the pictures show?
Maybe I'm supposed to attach it to the middle of the bag - which would be the wrong side of the back piece? That way the button would be sewn above the pocket...
The pattern then continues ton wtih pinning the handles 3" from this point - so do they get sewn to the wrong side, or the right side?
Sorry to be so dense - woke up with a migraine which is much better now, but I'm definitely still fuzzy. My outside pocket is sewn on, and it actually extends about 1/4" into the contrasting fabric on the bottom. Can't decide if I want to take it off and reapply higher, or just leave it. Probably was not a good day to sew.
Apparently, yesterday wasn't either - while quilting the pieces, I sewed right through my flipping finger!!! FMQ is not one of my skills and I was so intent on what where I was going (don't want those lines to cross!!) that I didn't even notice that my hand was approaching the needle. Dang, that hurt!
And last, here's my little tip. For those who are not super comfortable with FMQ, do the lining pieces first (not the pocket). That way, you get warmed up and have some practice. Nobody will know if your stitches aren't quite even, or if you've crossed over a line of stitiching, or heaven forbid, you have a hook instead of a loop. By the time you're done with the lining, you'll be feeling more comfortable and the outside pieces will be easier.
Thanks for any help you can give me!