Monday, October 29, 2012
Sewing: Weekender Bag #2: Cutting It Up
There's a lot to cut for your Weekender Bag...interfacing, fabric, cording...yeah, a lot of stuff.
And there are two schools of thought to doing it....
Option A: Do It All
Time: Two to four hours of cutting
Benefits: It's all done at once
Cons: If you change your mind mid-bag construction, you'll have to get more fabric
Thoughts: Lots of Diet Dr. Pepper, some chocolate and a good movie will help
Option B: Cut Outside Fabric/Construct, Then Inside Fabric/Construct
Time: One to two hours of cutting
Benefits: Feeling like you're actually making progress sooner
Cons: You'll be cutting fabric twice
Thoughts: You'll still need Diet Dr. Pepper, some chocolate and a good movie
I work better if I can accomplish little pieces of a big project, so I prefer Option B....and that's how I'm going to approach this bag tonight...cutting out everything for the outside of the bag.
Things to remember before you get started:
- No multi-tasking...focus on getting your fabric cut!
- Directional/large prints: think about how you'll want it to look before your start cutting.
Now, take a deep breath and start cutting!