Letitia loves to write and as it was her birthday I decided to make her a book bag to take to her writing classes.
I dived into my stash of up-cycled men's jackets that I have found at thrift stores.
Found what I wanted and proceeded to remove the lining.
After measuring the book......................keeping the pocket detail.
I needed a few shapes - and I knew where I could find some - my friend Jane - the queen of the UFO's had plenty.
I simply stitched the shapes.
I had a few clamshells left over from the quilt I made for my mother so.............
I added them to the bottom of the bag.
However, my machine stitching was not the tidiest so I added a raggedy herringbone..
That meant I need to add a bit to the other shapes too.
Jane (the UFO queen ) had a lovely yellow and grey spot for the lining.
I made handles form cotton strapping that I found amongst my stash.
The evening was so much fun..........
And a piñata .
Till next time,