Today is the second day of my girls being back at school after a long nine and a half weeks of summer holiday. I have hardly sewn anything over the holidays - despite lots of plans to sew with my girls - sunshine and swimming pools kind of took over!!
So - today I was determined to dust off my sewing machine and get back to it!
Last year, I made both my girls bags for school swimming lessons - from old umbrellas:
They loved them last year, but this year, they have outgrown them!
So my youngest found a bag from a swimming carnival that she wants to use - but my eldest wanted me to make her a new one!!Yippee!!
So that's what I did this morning!
I used my own pattern for duffel bags - and made the 'handbag size' one.
She already has a set of these personalised bags that she uses for other things, so I knew she liked the style.
For the swimming bag I used some rip-stop nylon that I had in my stash so that it's waterproof enough to keep the rest of her school books etc dry when this bag gets stuffed into her larger main school bag!
I lined it with the contrasting purple that I'd used for the handles and the monogram letter.
I also added a little clip - from an old backpack strap - and have the other connecting part kept safe so I can attach it to a smaller bag - perhaps a small purse or goggles case - another time!
I'm pleased with how it turned out and I'm sure my daughter will love it too when she gets home from school today!
It's just the right size for a towel, swimmers and goggles - with a little room to spare too!
It feels good to be sewing something again! And nice to know I haven't forgotten how!