The other day I mentioned that I was absolutely flat out sewing. I finished making Gib's costume and the pants were a success, however since I finished them last Saturday, Gib, the pants, a camera and myself are yet to be in the same room together for more than 5 minutes.
So instead I will share with you a little present I made for a friend in Japan this afternoon. I know I'm a little late for the post but I am hoping that it's quicker to post things to Japan than it is to the USA or Europe at this time of year! It took me about two hours from start to finish. That is, from choosing fabrics, taking calls from Gib who was bored at work, cutting it out, and sewing it up. I've been thinking looking at a few bag tutorials lately, but finally settled on this one for a square-bottomed lined bag. I really liked the shape of the bag and how it sat. The instructions were very easy to follow and I was very pleased with the result.
The overall size of the bag I made bigger by about 5 cm all over. I added a pocket to the inside of one side. I also made two straps instead of one (ok, that was an accident. I forgot to allow for the fact that I had increased the bag size and just cut the strap as the instructions said).
Ready for shipping to Japan, along with a bunch of Australian tidbits that my friend goes crazy for!