For Christmas I was gifted the Cath Kidston Collection of books and last weekend I busted them out to make the free bag which came with the set!
I read through the instructions and realised that I didn’t really understand a word of it! After furiously Googling the answer to my dilemma(s) I realised a couple of things; 1. This book is excellent for inspiration, and the pictures are gorj, but the explanations could do with some fleshing out and 2. I must be the most stupid person on the internet because everyone else seemed to get on fine with it. Figures.
I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for YouTube (this video in particular) I would have never figured out how to make the thing! The bag in the video isn’t the one I was trying to make but the idea was there so I just merged both methods into one to make my own custom Cath Kidston fabric design!
in the end I never used all of the pre-cut pieces and chose to use some fabric I had on hand to make a lining for the bag. I used the original method to make the strap which included me trying my first buttonhole!
All things considered I think it turned out really well! It’s not really a bag that I would personally use but it looks cute hanging around in my
lair craft room.
The Sew! book is certainly full of inspiration and I have bookmarked at least 10 projects that I want to try out. Thankfully we live in the age of the internet where answers to every conceivable crafty question are just a few clicks away.