InstructionsI had the fabric, traced around a dinner plate for the base. Gather stitched around the circle so it would fit. Chalked the name on it, then sewed in a contrast thread. Sewed the side seam and attached it to the base. Measured evenly all around for button holes and threaded a drawstring through.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Casual, Outdoorsy, Mod, Eco-Friendly, Preppy, Funky
A waterproof? type of parachute material with the faintest of grid lines through it.
What was your inspiration?
My boys needed a bag for their towels when they started swimming lessons at school. Other mums told me how hopeless their boys were losing things all the time. So it was just easier to make it easy for my boys to know exactly what they had to do. The fact that no one else had a bag like theirs helped! No one else would be able to take it unless their name was Max or Elliot!
What are you most proud of?
Complments I received from others. My boys liked them and used them as they were meant to be. They were tough and durable. My boys are now yound adults and sometimes they still use them on the odd occasion.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Just think about what you want. Grab a piece of paper and do a drawing, Grab a bigger piece of paper and draw a pattern (proove the pattern - cut it out and piece it together so you know it will work)
I made another smaller bag for them the same (waterproof) for their toiletries for when they went to camps.