Sometime back, I fell in love with this fabric( bling and all)I saw at a local tailoring shop and decided to order a tunic made from it. I chose the pattern I wanted, gave order for stitching it and came back , excitedly dreaming about wearing it with this pant and that. Not only did they take forever to deliver it ; when they did , it didn’t fit! I was so disappointed but was so done with the waiting that I decided to just leave it as a lesson learnt.
However,I did not want to throw it away .You see, I was smitten by the colours , and the chumkis /sparkly things on it that I decided I’d make some sort of a bag with it and saved it. Like a lot of my sewing plans, it never materialized.Yesterday morning, determined to get some sewing done, I took out this tunic without any fixed idea of what it was going it be. I was thinking of a drawstring pouch. And then out of the blue, the idea to use the bamboo handles came .
Here I must tell you all, I never used any pattern, measurements ,rotatory cutters or mats. All along I eyeballed everything , thinking” I am just trying to make something so why measure or cut with a rotary cutter etc !” And what do you know!!!
I ended up with this bag !!For a novice like me ,whose mantra is usually stitch rip repeat with more ripping than stitching happening , this really is progress!! Somewhere along the way,those bag workshops I took have come in handy after all!