I am working on a new bag that I can't post yet because the recipient reads this blog (at least, I think she does -- Jenny, you there?) and I don't want her to be spoiled. I expect to be done with it tomorrow, so she should have it Friday and I can post photos then.
In the meantime, working on this bag reminds me of a bag I made over a year ago... before we were keeping this blog (our one year anniversary is coming up, if you can believe it -- what shall we do for it? Hrmmm...)
I think you may have already seen this bag. Aaand... we really only have a handful of readers and they've probably already seen this bag too (as I originally posted it on craftster) BUT I was pretty proud of it, so I'm going to show it off again -- it's certainly one of my most difficult sewing achievements to date.
I made it for a personal swap with Bonnie -- she spun me some gorgeous yarn in return -- she's an amazing spinner! This was a gift for a friend of hers who was having a baby (it's a diaper bag).
I am remembering that bag now because it was the first time I ever used fusible fleece (which I also used in your wristlet) and I really like it (obviously, since I'm using it again).
The bag I'm working on this week is much simpler (and smaller) than that diaper bag, but has some similarities in the strap and the front flap. No extra pockets on the side, though -- those almost killed me (plus, Jenny requested a very simple bag).
I remember being ever-so-pleased when I found this interior fabric (Bonnie picked out the exterior fabric from Tonic Living [awesome fabrics and great customer service] and I found that interior fabric locally). I wonder how that bag has held up. It probably looks nothing like these photos now, after more than a year of use.
Photos of the new bag on... Friday (or so!)
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