Next the pocket went onto the outside of the bag.
My biggest worry was over little fingers that could slip under the needle, so I was watching like a hawk, but she was very careful (and I was ready to grab the hand crank if she got going too fast)!
After sewing on grosgrain ribbons for straps, she then sewed the back and front of the bag together.
Here she is with her brand new bag, proud as can be (and rightly so, as she did a wonderful job for a first-ever sewing machine project)!
(I thought she happened to be very color-coordinated that day, right down to her shoelaces!)
A closer look at her bag, made out of one of Auntie Jess's earlier fabrics:
I have no doubt her brain is already cooking up the next sewing project. Whatever it is, you'll be seeing it here! :)