Happy New Year!
When I went up to my sewing room, I played around with some fabrics and patterns and put some things away and then thought, I'd like to make a couple of little bags to give away.
At Christmas when she was here, Mum admired the bag I made as a pencil case for work so when I discovered I had a fair bit left of that upholstery fabric, I thought I would make one for her.
I got out my trusty bag pattern (Simplicity 9949) and examined what bits of fabric I had.
I had enough of the upholstery fabric for four bags and found some rayon that I had made a shirt out of that would be suitable for lining.
I also used the rayon to make seam binding.
It was a good plan when I put the seam binding on the one larger bag. I pinned one side over the stitching line and then sewed from the other, unpinned side.
The idea was that because I had pinned it on the underside, I would catch that side of the seam binding when I sewed it from the other side. It worked all around the zipper but not on the ends so I had to sew it twice - the second time from the pinned side that had not caught in the first stitching.
Consequently, the seam binding is a little rippley but it'll never come off!
I'll put the smaller "pencil case" bag inside the larger one when I give it.
And here's what they look like separately. That larger bag can hold a surprising amount of stuff. I just find it fun to make these things and then give them away. Mum will get one set and I think I know who will get the second set.
My third chemo is tomorrow so I may feel a little too crappy to sew for a few days, if it's like last time. I'm hoping it won't be but I am prepared to spend the rest of the day in bed.