Friday, 24 October 2008

First Bag is Finished


Yay, I've finally taken the plunge and made my first bag. It has taken me a few months. Being a bit slow I found it difficult to understand some of the written instructions in books. So I browes the web and found some really useful 'photo' tutorials by some clever bloggers. I have left a link on my blog as a reminder to myself and also to share with everyone.

Well the bag is from a tutorial by 'Tiny Happy'. Her instructions are very clear and the photos made it easy to understand. I made a few minor changes, such as not adding the button and adding a larger pocket inside with a section for my mobile. I had a few problems with the strap as well, as I thought I try and be clever and see whether there was another way of sewing the straps together which didn't work.
Overall, I'm pleased, considering it is my first attempt. I stole the knitted flower from one of my daughter's hats which I'm sure she doesn't mind. Next time I will use a different fabric, make it smaller and use longer straps. Now that might be interesting.
Now for the Simple Tote, SuperEggPlant has a great tutorial.

6 comments:

two hippos said...

Congratulations on your first bag, hope its not your last! I have made the tiny happy bag and found the instructions realy easy to follow too.

Melissa said...

it's lovely! i really like the fabrics you used. glad you enjoyed the pattern!
:)

Kyoko said...

AAAwwww, that is wonderful! Congratulations on your first bag. :D
Did you daughter find out about her missing flower? hehe!!

robyn said...

Congrats on your first bag, it looks so well made and the lining is so bright and cheerful!

Cant wait to see more

Knit and Sew City Girl said...

Hi All,

Thanks for your encouragments.

Yep, my daughter found out about the her missing flower and it is no longer on the bag. Oh well, I'm going to have to knit my own flower.

Mary

Joleo said...

That's a great bag! Well done :) Of course now you'll have to make the second one - that's what happens when you realise you can have a bag exactly the way you want it.