This is the first project I worked on for Christmas. It actually started as a bag for me. But as I was making it, I thought this was something my mother would really like. So, I decided I would offer her for Christmas.
I got the exterior fabric in a bag class I took I think 2 years ago. I thought a slouchy bag would be the perfect fit for such fabric. I had been looking for a pattern for it. I stumble a few times on the Village Bag pattern by The Sewing Workshop. I love how it hangs and it is also quite roomy. I thought this hobo-style bag would be perfect for carrying around quilts that need to be bind. This fall I finally decided to order the pattern. I was happy to see I could order directly from Canada. I started working on it as soon as I got it. It has two zipped pockets and as well as a divided pocket.
I enjoyed making this bag and I will definitely make another one for my-self. I’ll probably make it with the owl fabric my sister brought me from Japan. Speaking of fabrics from Japan, my sister had kept a bundle for a Christmas gift. Lucky me! This time, it was some fat quarters of more traditional Japanese quilting cottons. It was all wrapped up in a lovely furoshiki!