Will put names into three different (relevant time period) hats next week so time for others to enter if desired.
Just off to work so hastily put together this post. Bronte put in a request for a rucksack/duffel type bag - I said that she could have free rein on any of the fabrics that I have.....gulp.....a rash moment......I had to wait three days for the decision to be made....gulp again....would it be something very rare...double gulp.....'Mmmm....I'm not sure' said Bronte......triple gulp
Very simple to make - I used a large dinner plate as a pattern for the bottom and then a simple large rectangle stitched down the side for the main part.
A fold of paper with half a circle made the flappy bit. Bronte is still deciding which button to use as a fastener. A bit of adjustment to ensure everything fits together neatly
Two strips of fabric for the straps (vintage buckles optional - ho ho). Adjust according to new owners height and personal preferences! Make the lining just the same and stitch together - top stitching optional but I always prefer it.
I then inserted the eyelets - goodness me they were a shock of a price! I have only ever used the small ones before. Does anyone know where you can buy them cheaply? I realise that I have put them in the wrong way round but either way looks fine to me. Finally thread through the ropey ties and add big beads at the ends for extra jingle jangle
PS: I was quite pleased so now going to make a duffley type bag for myself out of some 50s barkcloth...or maybe a patchwork embroidered one...or perhaps.... so many things to make
I will work on my eyelet technique....