Tuesday, 11 November 2014
PTT Post Bag
I am very happy to be able to show you this bag! I finally found the courage to cut up the vintage Dutch post bag that my best friend gave me when we were in Holland in 2012:
(The text above the Dutch tricolour says 'property ptt post' in Dutch, the text below 'post netherlands 84' in French. PTT used to be the postal service in the Netherlands)
I adjusted the Alice Book Bag pattern that I used to make my mail bag(see previous post) to include the Dutch text and the tricolour on the flap, and the French text on the back of the bag:
I made two large exterior pockets (for sunglasses and hand cream) using a piece of coloured fabric:
I lined the bag with... another polka dot fabric!
And created lots of interior pockets - for wallet, keys, mobile phone, business card case etc:
I made the strap from the remaining fabric and broke a few needles trying to attach it to the bag...
I showed it via Skype to my friend (who is living with her family in New Zealand at the moment, we are planning a visit for Easter 2015!). She loved it and asked if I could make one for her as well!
Umm yes... - maybe I can buy another bag when we are in Holland in December...
I made this bag last weekend at a quilting retreat - did I tell you I was going to a retreat? No, I don't think I did... I'll show some photos of the venue and the other projects I worked on in the next posting!