I spent most of December making some gifts for Christmas. I can show them here now that the gifts have been handed out. I joined the Australian Sewing Guild's sew along and enjoyed making these bags as part of that crew.
The pattern used is the Tiny Essentials Tote Bag from Little Moo Designs. This is the most complex bag I have ever sewn. The instructions cover many pages and we did get extra daily tutorials through the sew along. I still found there was a few mistakes in the pattern and I believe there is probably better ways of doing some of the steps in making this bag. However saying all that I think the outcome was successful.
I made one bag for my husband who requested the lining be orange. I made the bag for carrying all the cords and chargers around when going on holidays.
I made three pockets on one side and two on the other and tried to make them roomy enough to hold the cords. the netting pockets are edged with fold over elastic.
I also made one for my cousin in feminine fabrics that I hope she likes.
To go with the bags I decided to make some earbud pouches. I used this tutorial from Dogs Under My Desk patterns.
The instructions are really good and the only difficulty I had was sewing a neat circle. I had to unpick the pink one a few times until I was happy with it.
Since then I have bought some more Dog Under My Desk patterns and plan to make some more bags next year. It is a bit addictive.
I think the gifts were well received. Ciao for now kittens!