We’re still in Spain, but I took some photos of some bags I made a couple of weeks ago on the off chance that I might find time in my
sunbathing busy schedule to do a quick blog post.
I was lucky enough to be given this brilliant book by someone (so sorry, but I can’t remember who!) which has some great designs in it.
A student of mine, who is just eleven years old, asked if she could make a bag as her next project and who am I to refuse? I gave her some books to look through and she chose a cross-body bag (as opposed to a body bag – totally different connotation!) from one of my books aimed at adults.
After having a quick scan of the instructions, I agreed that it was doable for a beginner, with a little help, and sent her off to go and buy all the supplies in time for the next lesson.
In the meantime, I thought it would be a good idea to just whip one up myself, so that I knew what I was looking at. After all, with four kids in each class, I have to split my time between them all and would be unable to give her one-to-one attention for the duration.
I found some canvas-like fabric in my stash that I bought on a whim ages ago that was waiting for the right project. The bold pattern was crying out for a contrasting lining, so I used up the last of my fuchsia linen and chose a matching zip.
I just love the bright surprise when you open the zip.
The next was made of a pale lime fabric with a cream fruit motif which I paired with……
Have you found a pattern that you couldn’t resist making again and again just for the fun of it?