I am so pleased with myself - I have finally made Anya the book bag I have been promising her since Christmas! It's the first bag I have ever made and it was a fairly simple shape but I am still pleased with it - only took a couple of hours too. Here it is in all it's glory on the bench in front of the house.
The next one I make - there's going to be more - I will add something on the inside (interfacing?) to make it a bit sturdier. It's strong enough to hold a couple of books but ideally it should be stronger. The handle is very strong as it's doubled over corduroy with thicker material inside. It was a bit of a nightmare to sew on but you live and learn!
Here's a close up of the pin I made to brighten it up. I really like this and I think I'll have to make myself one tonight. It comes off so if Anya ever fancies a change then it can be done quickly.