Monday, April 14, 2014

The Bag That Happened Despite Me

Or maybe I should say "to spite me."  Bags can't think, right?  Nah.  

Okay.  It's a nice bag.  It's just not the bag I was trying to make. This was supposed to be such a simple project, just doubling the size of the tiny tote I did a couple of weeks ago.  First my reading skills failed miserably.  I needed TWO not one of some of the large pattern pieces I had cut and there was no more fabric.  Improv time! Sadly, my math skills were not up to my improvisation.  The bag changed and changed and changed some more.

Now all I have to do is figure out what to do with a rather long, squat bag with lots of pockets. If only I knitted or crocheted.  It would be perfect for skeins of yarn.


  1. Fill it with wine bottles. Start on the left front, and work your way to the end. By then you won't care that it wasn't the purse you wanted to *hic* make! ;)

    Just kidding - it looks fine to me, but I know the feeling of having something turn out not-as-expected. I'm also familiar with the math brain farts - LORDY I'm familiar with those! Oh I just thought of something - you could call it a baguette and carry bread in it!! ;)

  2. It's a GORGEOUS bag, even if it's not what you intended. Love the fabric and with lots of pockets, you're bound to find the perfect use for it.

  3. I'm sure you'll figure out what to do with this bag. It's too pretty not to use! All of my sewing projects turn out to spite me!!