What a busy week..... and I have been itching to get sewing.
Hoorah - I have actually found time this week to finish some of my sewing, and make something!!
First though, there was the obligatory cake making for friends who have popped in each day this week
Needless to say, these have gone now!
But, in between the busy times, I have found a few gaps to make my first messenger bag.
The fabrics half way through looked like this.
The green fabric is from an old curtain I made years ago when I lived in a very cold and very damp ground floor flat that needed a curtain at the kitchen door for privacy. If I'm honest I never much liked the fabric then, and I'm not totally sure I do now. But the lining fabric I am quite fond of with random flowers.
Before I go any further I must let you know that the tutorial I followed for this bag was brilliant. It's from mmmcrafts and for the first time I did squaring corners. I made pockets and everything! Really I was making this bag as a practice run before I use up the last of my sparkly denim fabric to make another one for my neice (couldn't waste that fabric in case I messed it up!)
The finished article looks like this.........
And I am quite pleased with it, but now, the biggest dilemma is whether this is actually good enough to give to my friend Lizi for her birthday - I am scared she will think she is wearing a bag that looks like a pair of curtains (although true, this is not a good look!), or kind of worse still that she will not appreciate the effort that went into it and may never use it at all.
So, I wondered if any of you out there get anxious about giving your homemade gifts, and what (if anything) you do to get over this.
I think I will fill the bag with a funky spiral notebook, a lovely pen and bar of chocolate......... and I guess I won't know if she never uses it.........