If you would like to see all the posts that go along with this bag, including the knitting instructions you can find them all here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/search/label/Tree%20Of%20Life%20Bag.
Today I will show you how I finished the bag. Knitting the pieces is one thing, getting it all together is another.
Begin by blocking the finished pieces. Steam them well and make sure they are completely dry before removing the pins.
I had originally thought that I would use the leaf pattern I showed you on our last update, but I decided that I would like to do a skirt out of that fabric, so I used the coordinating fabric instead.
Make a sleeve for the chip board and slide it in.
The lining is hand sewn to the zipper opening with regular thread. Insert the covered chip board into the bottom of the bag.their site and I was not able to find the handles that I used. Another wonderful handle that is leather can be found at the Peacock Pattern site. Her handles are only one inch shorter than the handles I used. I have seen her handles and they are a very nice quality. You can find a link to her handles here.
Use a double thread as you see below. As I loop the thread around the ring and through the knitted bag, I also make sure that I grab the fleece that is attached to the lining.