Two years ago I made a bag from Jodie’s pattern and I’ve used it every day since. At the time I also made most of another bag using totally different fabric. For two years it’s languished without a strap, in the container marked “WIPs”.
In October the magnetic clasp on my first bag ripped through the lining, so I needed a new bag. One of the jobs for these holidays was to finish off this handbag. Surely, with umpteen weeks of holidays, this wouldn’t be a problem? I distinctly remember thinking, “If I don’t get this little job done, that’d be really bad.”
So at 5pm yesterday, on the last day of the holidays, I dragged it out, made a strap, sewed it on and put on the buttons.
Took me less than half an hour.
Now I can go back to work!