Well, bag week has come to an end and I have to say, it was a success!
I managed to make 6 bags, which from planning on 1 a day, resulted in a productive time. So, some days I didn’t get much done (I work at home, so there is always housework, kids, school etc etc that I have to deal with) but 6 days, 6 bags and 1 more 1/2 done makes me a happy sewer.
Another happy is that a friend has already asked to buy one of my bags, and my sister saw a particular material posted here and has asked for that to be hers.
What else was accomplished: I gained a new skill by sewing a zip placket in a way I have not tried before. Accomplished, yes because it worked and looks Fab!
I have several bags in 2 styles because they were easy enough and can be embellished in so many ways.
The ‘messenger’ style (from a book called Hip Handbags) is a pocket style bag that requires only keys, phone and small wallet and you are set to go.
The second style, the ‘Vessel’, from the same book, my new Bag Bible, was a lot smaller than I imagined. Drawing the pattern from the sizes given it makes a mini tote shape what can fit more in. Although the picture in the book makes it look huge, it is still quite roomy. The second of these I made (with the zip) I upsized it and changed the handles to make it a more versatile bag.
The Baby bag is in progress and will need a blog post all of its own to explain it. Sounds odd I know, but you will understand when I finish it. It is complicated and I am still trying to work out how to do certain parts even as I type this.
Keep smiling and pull one out of your bag for each person you see 🙂