I had a peculiarly unsettling Making Friday today, listening to the news of the quake in Japan, and reading scared tweets from people in Tokyo as I cut and pinned and sewed. Two electricity cuts left me a bit high and dry, and a string of visitors disrupted things too. Nonetheless, I got to the end of the day having done what I wanted to: I invented a bag!
Well, it’s hardly an invention – just another lined bag with a zip, but I was pretty pleased to have thought it out without a pattern, going from sketch to near-finished product in a matter of hours. My sewing machine is not really up to this kind of job, and so the stitching is pretty hack-handed, but I’m happy to say that I reckon I’m getting a lot better at sewing.