I've been making bags for our fund-raiser for Japan, in May.
Usually I browse my stache of fabric, pick a piece I fancy working with, and then come up with a design. And adapt, modify, fiddle around with the design as I go.....
.....the result: almost every bag is unique and I have fun. But - they take far too long to make.
So, finally I sat and did some proper googling for bag patterns.
And I found this great design for a reversible bag:
with free downloads of the pattern for cutting out, and the instructions.
There are so many creative and generous people out there - and verypurpleperson is clearly one of them! Thank you!
I love how step 6 of the pattern is an instruction to pause for encouragement - to " look! you almost have a bag!"
So, I have selected my fabrics, and am planning to make a bag with these 2 fabrics:
and then maybe another with these:
Unless I decide these are too busy to put both together (but I know some people love any amount of William Morris) - in which case, I could combine each of these with some lovely glazed cotton I've been keeping, waiting for just the right use:
what do you think?
If you've found any good bag tutorials online, do post details in the comments box, I'm on the lookout for more....