I had a cracker of a Making Friday last week, tucking into an episode of bag-making in a way that bag-making requires, especially when there are recessed zips and other occasions for cussing and head-scratching involved. I started with some sketches, and then remembered that I’d made a little slingbag a few years back, and had a pattern drawn up from it, but had never taken it further. So I took it further, returning to a lovely patch of sun on my worktable every time I had to put my seam ripper to work again.
Et voila! I’ve not included closeups in these pics, as this bag really has been unpicked a lot, and my stitching isn’t super-straight, but I’m happy with the way it turned out and like the bright red zip with the grey print. I test-drove it over the weekend, and found it a really useful little trot-down-the-road bag, with my phone in the outside pocket, and sunglasses, keys and money inside.
I’d love to know what you think of it? Shall I make a couple to sell? Let me know what your ideal bag is all about.