I have been in a creative slump lately and since I'm on summer hours, I've had time to peruse my favorite blogs & some new ones looking for inspiration.
I was looking for my normal scrapbooking inspiration when I came across this link to make this bag from "fat quarters". The blog said the bag was made in about an hour and included complete instructions.
So I took a trip to the local fabric store today to find some "fat quarters" and came home with a few different selections. I sat down late this afternoon to start and just finished the bag about a half hour ago. Mind you, I did take some time out to fix and eat dinner with my hubby & son #1. Overall, it probably took me about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. It has been quite some time since I've sewn, so it took a little bit to get back into the groove. I also managed to break a needle & it took me a little time to find my "kit" that contains my bobbins & extra needles.
I was a little confused with some of the directions and there was one thing I wish that would have been clarified a little better. It stated that you only needed a fat quarter and fabric for the lining. I assumed that the lining was just another fat quarter, but it's a little more than that. So fortunately I had some scrap in my drawers that match the fabric choices I had picked for this particular bag. Hence the reason why the bottom of the bag doesn't match the "lining" of the bag, but I think it turned out pretty darn cute if I say so myself!
It's not very big, I think it would work out great for a lunch bag or just as a little tote type purse when you don't want to hall the big thing around. It would definitely hold some magazines or a book & a few little extra's with no problem.
I had so much fun making this bag and was very pleased when it actually turned out after my confusion earlier on with the pattern.
I also made a camera strap to cover my Nikon standard camera strap. But I wasn't thinking & put it on my camera before I took a picture of it. It's actually very cute & it is so much more comfortable around my neck than the scratchy standard one