I love sewing bags. They are always fairly simple, book bags or totes, but I love choosing fabric combinations, sketching them and working out the dimensions. So, I guess I love to design them as much as make them.My Mum loves bags too. She loves buying bags, using bags and looking at those I've made for other people. There have been many, always for other people. Poor Mum. I knew when I eventually made a bag for her it would need to be really, really nice. Just before Christmas, I finally found the perfect fabric and I ended up sewing this on Christmas Eve. It's a simple tote, interlined with heavyweight interfacing, with a pocket and keychain inside.I love it! In fact, I like it so much I bought the same fabrics in a different colourway to make something similar for myself. I was a bit disappointed recently that Mum still hadn't used her new bag. When I asked her why, she replied, 'I can't use it yet, you haven't blogged it!'. Poor Mum; not only did she have to wait years for me to make a bag for her, she's had to wait several months to use it because I forgot to take photos to blog!
Proof that it's in use now though: here's Mum on a little shopping trip in Kingston yesterday, looking very pleased with her new(ish) bag!