Like I'm sure many of you have experienced before I got the urge to craft last night and I remembered the tute I saw for a super easy messenger bag.
Mind you this was at about 9:30pm last night, so I really should have been thinking about getting myself settled in for the night with mindless tv garbage instead of tackling a sewing project. So I thought to myself, I'll just cut all the fabric pieces I need for the project, press them and get them ready for the morning.
Unfortunately, once I got started, I couldn't help myself. I finished the bag at 1:30am this morning. And then I proudly wore it out shopping today. Even got a comment on how cute my bag was from a shop assistant. "Thanks" I said. "Whipped it up last night".
I impressed myself because I've never been great at following instructional type things. I always manage to mess up one of the steps and it results in disaster. That's usually why I don't bother with measuring, templates or patterns. I like to freehand. But I loved this bag so much that I really wanted to give it a go. High fives for me. I guess there's hope for me just yet in the "following-of-instructions" department!
Wanna make one for yourself? Here's the tute. And here's some more piccies.
I like it because it looks simple, funky and understated on the outside...
a pocket on the back to carry important things like the latest issue of Mix Tape
but then you lift the flap...
and peek-a-boo... there's a little cheeky happiness found inside. totally unpredictable I think