Saturday, October 29, 2011

Trying Again

I love to cook;
but if I walk into the kitchen and find a mess, I can't even slice an onion or boil water without first getting everything organized.
(I am my father's daughter.)

Not so in the sewing room!
I've been itching to conquer this project (and to get it done in time to post on Amy's Sew & Tell for this week).

When I entered my sewing room after breakfast this morning, I had a moral dilemma:

Clean first?
Or just dive into the project?

It was a hard mess to resist...

... but resist I did!

I made a similar messenger bag a while back. It was intended for a friend, but I wasn't pleased with the results. Today I was determined to try again. I'm pleased this time. I just love this tutorial.

This toile fabric was used for the exterior of the first bag. I still had plenty left, so I used it for the lining of this one. I "heart" the black exterior fabric, but it sort of reminds me of the test that the eye doctor gave to assess my astigmatism.

And now I have some cleaning to do...


  1. What a great bag! I love the black and white print! :o)

  2. Thank you, Heather! I love this fabric, too. I'd like to make something for myself with it. :-)