So yesterday I set about making something that has been on my to do list for a couple of weeks. A bag for yours truely!
I started with this:
I kept it simple as this is the first time that I have ever tried to make a bag and I followed this tutorial. I read all of the instructions as I went along, sometimes even twice, determined to get it right first time.
Although the bag could be made without a pocket I put one in.
I amazed myself by managing to line up the metal closures first time!
Though I did make one slight modification to the pattern. The strap was meant to measure 29 inches but I just did it the width of the fabric, resulting in a longer strap but perfect for me as I am pretty much a dwarf and with this strap I can wear it across my body - great when out and about with the kids and I have to make a grab for them both.
Here it is. One finished bag. OK so it took me a bit longer than the 1 hour stated in the tutorial but that was only because I took my time. Honest.
Fabric: Ruby Star Shining Orange clocks and Kona Olive.