I don't usually post on the weekends, but since all of the days are merging into one I figured I might as well! Plus, I was too excited about the bag I made to wait until Monday to share it with you.
I found a pattern for the bag quite a while back on the Made By Rae blog and thought that it looked like an ideal place to start my adventure into the art of bag making (which I'd been wanting to try for a while).
The tutorial put together by Rae is superb. It is easy to follow and takes the stress out of trying to work out what exactly you need to do, by including accompanying pictures for the parts of the instructions that are difficult to understand.
The thing I like most about the bag is that it can be made with less material than you'll find in two fat quarters, so it is really quite cost effective. I used one fat quarter for the outside of the bag and for the lining, I just used some scraps I had left over from another project. All up, I estimate that the bag cost around $7 to make (which includes the cost of the magnetic clasp).
Here is a picture of the bag completed:
I was surprised at how easy the bag was to make and simply can't believe that I had it fully completed in under an hour. This bag is a gift for Matty's cousin Julia who lives in Adelaide, so I am hoping that she will like it.
I am thinking that I might make one for my sisters birthday using funky Japanese prints (she is going to Japan this year!), so I will post a picture of that one too once it's done!