A friend at church has recently been experimenting with making bags of various types, and she has been showing me her projects. Deciding that it might be a good way to use up some scraps, I purchased a bag pattern from Simplicity during a $.99 pattern sale. What I didn't realize was that bag-making is an extremely addictive craft -- as if I needed one more addictive craft! Here is the first result of my new addiction:
One of my favorite details about this bag (besides the six handy pockets on the outside!) is the fabric flower, which I made using the instructions that I found on Blair Peter's Wise Craft blog through a google search.
Did I mention that I like pockets? And top-stitching? And blue-and-white linen? And handbags? Well, I do -- just in case you were wondering! The fabric is courtesy of a lady in our church, (although it was given to me in the form of a skirt!). I am finding that having a reputation as a crafter comes in handy.