And inside I saw this bag (and yes - those are tabs marking a few other bags that I may have a go at making!):
Here it is a bit closer:
There are a few patterns in the magazine - unfortunately this was not one of them, so I made my own, using dimensions from a pretty bag I bought back from Australia a couple of years ago. I used a couple of bundles of fat squatters that were for sale in my local craft shop. The fabric was a canvas/denim weight and comprised of white, denim blue and stripe.
Here is my version:
It is probably about 12" square and I lined it with some striped shirt fabric left over from another project. You can just about make out the internal pockets - there are three or four on each side to keep my odds and ends in so hopefully I won't need to rummage around for things too much! the outer layer has some fusble fleecy facing attached (the type that I use when I make small bags and pouches). The hessian and white band are on the front only and the hessian came on a roll - it is about 6" wide. I retro-fitted the magnetic closing. I wasn't going to have one but the bag gaped open and a closure was required. Fortunately I turned the bag through the lining at the bottom, so it was easy enough to unpick that seam, add the closure, and then sew it back up again. I have not trailed the bag yet - I will take it for a spin, and if the dimensions work out, I'll make another in more 'un-summery' colours!
Next week I am off on another bra making class with Bra Makers Supply in Hamilton Ontario, where I will be learning how to make alterations to 'fit every body' Can't wait! The ladies at the shop are lovely, so I made a few pouches for them out of some bra patterned fabric . . . .
I have made six in total - I hope they like them!
How is your sewing coming along? Have you moved into Autumnal sewing yet?