Pam, my Australian bloggy
friend, recently posted about making library bags to donate. I think that's a fine project to take on, and when I read this
post, I decided I would make some bags to gift (donate) some books and other items I have hanging around (purchases that were to be gifted, but which ended up as extras).
Last night I cut out my first bag, using shark fabric from stash. This morning I got sewing - Ta Da!!! I used Pam's tutorial
as a guideline, making a few changes along the way (I added pockets to use up the last bits of the fabrics I was using, and made the straps a bit longer for the same reason). Here's the bag - it measures 12.5" wide X 15.5" tall (not counting the straps), and has 2 pockets inside, and one on the outside.
Here's the book
I'm tucking inside - I've gifted this book before (well, not THIS one, but another copy of it, hehe) - it's a cute, funny book - "Not by the skin of my finny fin fin!" - lol! I have lots of shark fabric - I think I'll watch for the book to go on sale and buy a few more copies - I think this is a GREAT gift :)
Thanks for the inspiration, Pam!