I thought for years I couldn't sew, or make bags. I date this back to when I made a skirt in sewing lesson when I was 11 and was asked to demonstrate it and it fell round my ankles. It didn't help that everything I sewed looked rubbish against my mum's brilliant sewing. But I've forced myself to try and I thought I'd post the results.
My first bag - some of you may have seen this before - was a ordinary lined bag. It was pants to do. Easy peasy. Honest.
I use it everyday at the moment as my handbag.
My next bag I finished about three weeks ago. Again, it was easy. I even made up the pattern myself. I used Cath Kidston fabrics, and patchworked them together, with contrasting strips for the sides, base and top.
I put a pocket inside in the contrast CK fabric, which is really useful:
And last night, in literally one hour, I sewed some lovely Globaltex fabric together, lined it with a pink stripe, and...
A handy little tote, with straps long enough to carry on my shoulder.
Please, if you have never made a bag, just go for it. I cannot believe I held myself back all these years. You get exactly what you want, the size you want, in the fabric you want. I'm hooked. Expect more pictures of bags in posts to come! Friends with impending birthdays, be warned!