Saturday, 1 August 2009

A bag for the birthday boy ...

Many thanks for replies to my previous post - I now know what little boys like!! As I was running out of time I rather surprised myself with deciding to make a bag!

The brown cord and green cotton were thrifted earlier this year.

It all looked rather plain until I added the train.

This is the first bag I've made so I was really pleased with how it turned out- especially since I didn't use a pattern. I've found that when using thrifted fabric you have to make something for the fabric rather than use the fabric to make a certain pattern - does that make sense?!!!

Anyhow, I really enjoyed making it and seeing it turned out well has definitely spurred me on to trying out some other things.