I decided to try something from my Japanese craft book again. Not knowing Japanese has been a real deterrent. It makes me scared to start something that I may not know how to finish. But I DO read English and I only just recently noticed that it’s not called “pretty bag collection” but “petty bag collection”. No R in the word “pretty”. Blinded by the inspiration, I didn’t even notice it was spelled wrong. And I’m a grammar and spelling freak.
So I tried another Petty bag, and this is how it turned out.
Looks pretty simple and straight forward, huh? I had the hardest time wrapping my brain around the pictures and trying to figure out how to make this bag. The challenge was this finished side edge:
coupled with this rounded corner:
Go ahead. Try to figure out how it’s done. Oh yes, and let me give you a huge clue:
Does that help?
This was actually my experimental piece. I wanted to try it on some scrap fabric before trying it on some special fabric that I’m saving. I think I’m going to give this one to one of the boy’s swim teachers that has been teaching them all summer. Maybe a bag with a picture of the boys, some cards handmade by them, and a gift card to TGIFriday’s? She’s in college and I have no idea what’s cool for college girls. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!