A Slouch Bag
OK - so I'm not totally sold on this one .... yet! I love the pattern / shape of the bag and I love the main fabric, but I did a couple of things that I now regret.
The first I will fix as soon as I find a better fabric for the strap - I'd really like to find some chocolate brown canvas, but the patterned fabric I used here really doesn't work (even A thought so and commented and it isn't like him to have much of an opinion on these things).
The second one isn't fixable, but I can live with that ... I used fusible fleece because the main fabric wasn't my normal cotton duck and therefore wasn't as sturdy - now I wish I hadn't added it in; I think it spoils the slouchy shape slightly.
Never mind - you can't get it right all the time (at least not in my world!) and sometimes you just have to try things out.
I was given several crafty books for my birthday last weekend - this one seems to have a lot of good tips about bag construction plus some patterns to try at some point in the future. I've only had a quick flick through so far and have an overwhelming impression of some very big bags in which I would inevitably be searching around for what I need amongst too much 'stuff' for a very long time!!
Head on over to Kirsty's blog to see what everyone else is making