I've been sewing stars for one of my son's quilts - I need 48 stars and I have 3! I didn't say I was sewing very fast! But I took a break and made myself a travel bag. I made the same bag for Julia last year - she used it as a book bag and it actually survived the whole school year. I couldn't believe it! Here's a photo of my new bag for you:
Each time I made the bag, I had to read and re-read the instructions. I am not that literate when it comes to sewing garments or bags, so it may not have been the pattern. I think it was me! With that said here is a picture of the pattern:
I decided to make my bow a little smaller that the original pattern. I may change that after our trip. We are taking my oldest son to college next week and I wanted to have enough room in my bag for my camera and lots and lots of tissues. I can't believe it's time for him to leave the nest - I'm happy for him and I know he's ready; but I'm not as ready as I thought I would be. I'll let you know what happens when we actually drive away and leave him there next time I write. Wish me luck!
Before I forget, would you be interested in this pattern? The pieces are cut out, but everything else is as it was when I purchased it. If more than one person is interested, I will have a draw for the new owner. The shipping is on me. Just leave me a note in the comment section if you would like the pattern.
See you soon!