My mom, Hannah, and I worked on a little sewing project last week. Being new to this sewing thing, it was a great beginner project for me. All of us were pleased with the final products, but mostly it was just fun to do together.
I found this shoulder bag tutorial at tiny happy several months ago and filed it away for a summer day. We did tweak with her measurements, feeling that the bag wasn't deep enough. And I have to have a bag that easy carries my moleskine planner.
Hannah's bag (she picked out the fabric)
My mom and I used the same fabric - fine wale red corduroy for fall.
Mom's... (she got a little fancy with the tucks by the button)
And with the extra fabric, I made a slouchy sack like bag for library trips/shopping/etc. I needed the extra practice.