I decided to take some time and just sew for the hell of it this past weekend. I have now bought a number of Craftsy on-line courses one of which was how to make some small bags by Joan Hawley, which was only $23 Aus. (It would have cost more than that to buy the patterns.) I have made lots of bags, even some like the ones in the course, so it was a case of no stress. (Oh, except this was why I had to find that walking foot for the machine, that I never found so had to buy a new one. But that was a couple of weeks ago. This time I had the walking foot ready to go.)
I had pre-watched the class and saw the instructor use clips rather than pins. I'm hooked. These are a great little tool.
There are three different bags in this lesson but I thought this box bag would be the most useful. I set myself up with my ipad mini in front of the machine and just enjoyed myself. I did change the pattern slightly by top stitching the zipper, but you know I think it would have been just as good without the top stitching.
The trick to these bags is being 100% accurate in your measuring and sewing. The bag looks good and it isn't even ironed yet.
I also like the fact that you can hang it from the door handle. Now, I wonder how I could add embroidery to one of these bags?