There is a craft day at church in a couple of weeks' time and I wanted to get some bags and other small things made up ready. It's the first time we've done anything like this and the hope is to encourage people who are interested in handicrafts and perhaps hold a few classes to get them started. I'm delighted to have been asked to take part, being quite new to sewing myself! Anyway, yesterday was a day to have a go at producing a couple of items (when hubby is away, I like to play, never mind the housework and certainly no cooking!) I found a nice piece of old hessian in my scraps drawer and one of John's old shirts which I don't think he ever actually wore, but which is a lovely thick cotton print. Here is the result.
The photo above shows the lining, complete with little pocket already built in!
And I also thought I would share some recent purchases from the Fabric Guild - they had a complete range of Timeless Treasures fabrics which they had bought as bankrupt stock - I think I was quite restrained though!