My 'Going away' bag held up really well whilst I was away. It was stuffed full but retained it's crisp shape and was just the right size to hold A4 papers as well as all the
rubbish bits that I lug carry around.
I felt in the mood to do a little sewing today but I didn't want to work on anything big so I turned to the Zakka Style book for a little inspiration. In the book there is a pattern for a pencil case. Back in the summer Sarah gave all the hipBees a little polymer clay zip pull bee and a pencil case made from this pattern.
|Pencil case from Sarah|
I decided that these little pencil cases might make good presents, so I thought that I would make one to see how it came together. I had heard that the instructions were a little difficult to understand, hence making a prototype first. I did go wrong as I didn't really understand the instructions, despite reading it all through umpteen times, however when it actually 'clicked' the pencil case came together beautifully.
|Prototype pencil case|