I thought my previous article in the Weekend Duffel series, showing the finished product, was the end of it.
But I got a comment from a reader named Toby, who found my blog via Craftsy:
I have just started this course, am on the second or third video now … the bag looks HARD and I can see it will be a challenge for me.
I’ve never understood sewists who shy away from certain types of projects altogether because they appear too difficult. I like to undertake difficult projects, because I learn new skills, improve old ones, and I have a sense of satisfaction when the job is done. And even if I fail, the project is not a waste because i have learned something.
While I didn’t feel Toby was going to run away from the project, I was compelled to provide some words of encouragement. And I realized that my comments might be helpful to anyone tackling this project, so I’m creating a blog post from them. Continue reading