In a fit of organisation I've decided to get ready for Christmas early this year, so have been sewing bags for all the female relatives. They're getting handmade whether they like it or not!! I used this tutorial (http://www.tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/2006/06/shoulder_bag_tu.html
) for this first one, but I fiddled with the measurements a little bit.
I used one of those 'cover your own' buttons
Sorry for the blur... One day I'll be skilled enough to put a zip pocket in there - they scare me at the moment!
The second bag was made from this tute (http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2008/11/margaret-sling-bag.html
The pleating was a little fiddly, but I think it came out quite nice!
I have to say that I'm massively grateful to people who take the time and effort to produce tutorials
This last effort was something I knocked together late last night, with no pattern, or idea where it was going to end once I'd started it! I have just discovered piping, but am still to master it, hence the very wonky corners and puckering! (Oh, and no handle yet........)
Thanks for looking. Any comments and tips welcome