Sunday, September 5, 2010
new school bag?
The handle on my go-to canvas school bag/ purse ripped clean off (in a not fixable way) the other week. So I sewed myself this canvas tote! It had to be a multi-functional, every day kinda bag of course, and I wanted to be able to fit my books and my laptop into it. Although I had based the pattern off my clutches so that it would relatively easy to conceive of the bag and cut out the fabric, I had a REALLY hard time sewing it; probably because I haven't sewn in a long while. I kept making silly little mistakes, like sewing crooked seams, really long handles, or sewing the wrong sides of the lining together etc, etc... sometimes it just takes a little while to get back into the groove of things, I guess. Anyway, I was able to overcome the sewing stupidity and ended up with a bag that was just the right size... but then I realized that the red and white polka dot combo (with fabric covered buttons) kinda made my bag a tad bit cutesy...like I'm carrying a giant strawberry or ladybug! It's growing on me though, so we'll see how it goes when I have to go to campus :D