Perhaps I underestimated the time it would take to make these projects, but as a result I have developed much respect for the people who assemble these bags for a living. As for this project, there's this great drawstring top, and inner lining that protects everything.
|There's a running shoe peeking out of the drawstring top!|
I've taken this bag to the gym, since I had to do my run indoors today - it's 11 degrees F! I took it to the Boston Auto Show. Our Civic is elderly, and needs a replacement soon! It stowed not just my winter coat, but my two sons AND my husband's. It saved us 9 dollars at the coat check. Checking one bag is cheaper than 4 coats! Sneaky! It has a box pleat on each side (I think that may be the term), and it is deceptively roomy.
I also took it to a synagogue committee meeting where it just sat there and looked pretty. I took it to work today - I teach at an after school, and it held all my teaching stuff, and my winter boots, as 6-11 inches of snow are predicted for this afternoon into tonight! No school tomorrow means more sewing time for me!
I made two at once, one for me, and one for my mother in law who LOVES hippos! Actually, she's a fan of the Sandra Boyton classic book: Hippos Go Beserk!
Here it is on the inside - very cute fabric, but I think the linen calms down the quirkyness of it all, but not TOO much. Just enough to make it respectable for a trip to the farmer's market or the library!