As I mentioned in this post, I've been working on a bag for Jenny's birthday, which was... erm... last October. It ended up working out for the best, though, because she has just started a new job so... new bag for a new job! Yay!
She requested a bag for carrying papers to grade (she's a middle school teacher [AKA "saint"]). She wanted it to fit snugly over her shoulder (although it also has to fit over a winter coat -- I actually put my winter coat on to try it on for fit!) and to have a flap to keep out the snow.
Here's the bag:
(The flap looks uneven in that photo, but you can trust me when I tell you that it's not.)
Her main request was that it be easy to leave open while she's grading -- so she can just pull the papers out or shove them back in pretty quickly. Like so:
Also, if I could put a pen holder or two in it... that would be okay. I aim to please, so here they are:
She got the bag yesterday and said that she loves it. I hope that it works well for her purposes and, if it doesn't, well... I can make her a new one!
Happy Birthday, Jenny! You've got another one coming up... anything you want me to make for you? You know... sometime in the next year? ;)