I love bags - handbags, shopping bags, wash bags - they all hold some inexplicable excitement for me, so I thought that I would make up a couple for my travels. I find them so useful - they hold my knitting (I am a sockoholic), wash kit, electronics etc., etc.,!
First up I thought that I would use one of the fat 1/4's that I received from the lovely Phillipa of Gloria & Me as part of the Spring Swap this year. I couldn't resist this gorgeous seaside fabric:
And this is what it became!
A lovely little 'box bag' with iron-on batting for structure,
And fully lined in a great, co-ordinating Amy Bulter fabric.
As you can see I bound the inside seams - I have seen (and made) some of these bags with overlocked/serged seams, and that seems such a shame - if you are going to line the bag - let's make it look good inside too!
And then I made another one. From some more Amy Butler fabric
I showed these to Mr. SDSC and he laughed. Somewhat perturbed, I asked him what the problem was, and he said that he found it funny (and endearing) that I never make just one item - I make multiple versions of the same items. Now then, let's think . . . . Sorbettos, 4-gore skirts, Singer Shapely Blouses. OK, he may have a point!! Oh, and I have since made another 4 of these cute bags - two I have given away, and two more are tucked away in my suitcase . . . . .
How about you - are you a 'multiple maker'?