I love to create. Often I just create a big mess. Occasionally I create something useful. On rare occasions I get really really excited. I love old buildings, especially old ruins and when I remember to take my camera out with me, I share photos.
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Book bag and Momoyama holdall
I bought a mans pure wool overcoat in a charity shop recently. I really enjoyed taking it apart and have a nice pile of black wool and some buttons for next to nothing. I used some to make this book bag. It has long handles so it can be thrown over the shoulder and a magnetic closure. It is a present for someone.
A friend recommended this book. She loves Japanese fabrics whilst I am forever on the search for a good bag pattern. I made the Hoko bag a while ago, this time I had a go at the Momoyama holdall.
Making the pieced panel took ages, (mostly because I couldn't make up my mind which fabrics to use). But the instructions are easy to follow and the bag works. I will make more of these because I can see they will be useful.