I've never made a bag before believe it or not, so I have made a part practice run part I'm going to use this one bag. Again, were I the owner of a sewing machine this would have taken about an hour but I don't so it didn't. I have a ton of canvas bags but I tend to find that the straps are too long or too short for me. I chopped the straps off one of these bags and used the bag bit as a lining/pattern then stitched up some of the very large piece of zig zag fabric I bought from Abakhan and here we are.
|the eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed I sewed the straps on the wrong way!|
It's not quite finished on this picture, I've since used some fusible webbing to stick the straps together and I just need to do a bit of additional stitching where the handles meet the body of the bag for strength.
It's hard to know if I like it or not. I'm not used to making plain things like this so I'm living with the uncertainty. I'm sure I'll get used to it. If I get bored I can turn it inside out and display a happy image!