Incase you were wondering...yes, I was delinquent with my "Made Monday" post yesterday. I've been in need of a few supplies but was stuck at home and couldn't get them! I'm finally well enough to drive, so was able to make a supply run yesterday. In my excitement to finally have materials to work with, I pumped out a slew of new Sewing Project 101 pieces that have been just waiting for me!
The first one will complete the "Handbags" chapter in my book (chapter 7), meaning that I've completed 24 projects, 20 of them being from the book! I'm so proud:) Just 9 to go- can you believe it?
This project was really fun to make! I had absolutely no trouble with either the directions or the construction of this messenger bag. The front flap has a pleated detail, which was really fun to do, and everything else was pretty much old news to me at this point.
I added three pockets on one side of the lining, and a zipper pouch on the other side. The interior is big enough to stash a laptop, although, it's not really padded enough for one.
I really love the classic cut of this bag. It's nice and sleek, but has enough detail to be interesting. I made it with a friend in mind- she just had a birthday, and this will be a perfect gift!
I also added a pocket on the back, since aforementioned friend loves this feature in a bag. I can invision many different ad ons and alterations, including an adjustable strap, enhanced padding, more pockets, piping: really you could go crazy with it!
What's up next? I've decided to skip chapter 8, "Accessories" since I've got little interest in any of those projects and there aren't many new skills here anyway. I'll be moving on to chapter 9, which has 3 cute kid's clothing projects. I'm pretty excited about this one;)
Question- Have you made anything you're really excited about lately?