The project for this week was cute and looked relatively easy. Thought I'd have some fun with the patchwork portion. Which I did.
BUT that being said ...
It's gripe time.
I think the construction for this was W-A-Y more convoluted and confusing than it needed to be. I think there are better ways to do something so simple. And to suggest leaving only a 1.25" opening to turn it right-side-out through?? When there is interfacing involved?? And a strap?? Yeah, that's not really big enough and I have tiny fingers! The material is just to thick. The linen got stretched out at the opening so it's uneven after closing and stitching it up. Oh, and "use a knitting needle ..." to help push the fabric through??? Even with a fairly tight-weave linen, the knitting needle will punch right through the weave. Three times. I knew better than to use it, but I did anyway. So, that's on me. Now I have three holes in it. Lovely.
If I do this project again, I will do it differently.
And write up my own instructions.
And post them here.
Because this was a pain in the ass.
In my humble opinion.
But it's kick-ass in RED!
** I will admit that I had some unrelated frustrations arise as I was writing this post so if my rant seems a little blunt, I apologize. But my points I defend. This could have had simpler and better instructions.